Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy Holidays!

Dear Companions
Thinking back over what was a good year is difficult now as so many of the highlights were thanks to the adored Stephen Humphrey, the eminent Southwark historian who passed away unexpectedly last month.
Silvi and I decided this year’s pub walk would be in Southwark, a nod to Stephen.  As usual many Companions helped on the recces.  At The Royal Oak landlord Frank produced a South London Press article about the pub written by Stephen.  He organised two coach trips this year for Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society on which several Companions have become regulars; the first to Harwich:  “a significant place in England’s maritime history… the original home of the Mayflower and of its master, Christopher Jones… represented in Parliament in the 1680s by none other than Samuel Pepys.”  We visited the yard where a replica of the Mayflower is being built for sailing to America in 2020, the anniversary of the original journey of 1620, via Rotherhithe where the Captain is buried.  In July Frank invited us both to the RAF Club for an evening of music hall songs, such as My Old Man Said Follow the Van, which Stephen explained was about doing a flit when rent went unpaid – as Charlie Chaplin’s family did all around Kennington!  I accompanied Stephen on a reconnaissance trip to the 12th-century Prittlewell Priory and Southend-on-Sea – originally known as the ‘south end’ of Prittlewell, for our next SLAS outing in October.  We had such a lovely sunny day together, visiting the places he proposed, meeting key people, exploring where we might park the coach – the first suggestion would have been quite impossible even though it looked fine on the map.  I hope that on the day I was of some help, gathering up the stragglers, etc.  Mostly though, what an honour to have spent such a wonderful day with Stephen, especially now knowing how short of time he was.


Riding the buses gathered momentum when we realised that riding one a month would take us 32 years – I’d be 96!  By riding more each month we should be done before I’m 92 by when Marie says she will be with us ‘in spirit’!  A fabulous way to explore London for free: out to South Harrow, Waltham Cross, Heathrow and Caterham with some excellent lunches at the end of the line.  This year’s highlight was meeting up with ex-neighbours Steve and Meral and daughter Alara at the end of Route 42.
For RSPB’s coach trip to Oare Marshes in Kent Beefeater Distillery donated tickets for a tour of the visitor centre as a raffle prize. 
The Ladies Who Lunch met at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street in May; then a couple of Galician restaurants in June:  Goya in Pimlico, and Galicia in Portobello Road; and last month Olley’s Fish Restaurant in Herne Hill.
Kennington News continues to be well read, with currently over 21,000 page views a month. 
Sales of books and CD/DVDs are booming!  We’ve now raised £721.07 for the Friends of the Durning Library, of which over £550 in the past year.  Thanks to so many Companions - in particular Marie for schlepping tons of books around Kennington in her little car! 
Enjoy the holidays!
Best wishes
Cathy

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Christmas my in-laws threw out my treasured books: Carol Birch | Opinion | The Guardian

The Christmas my in-laws threw out my treasured books: Carol Birch | Opinion | The Guardian


Newly arrived in England after eight years in the south-west of Ireland, we dumped our stuff in Kennington, south London, and went to my then husband’s parents’ house for Christmas. It was the late 80s, and our marriage was heading for the rocks.

There’d been some idea that a complete change would do us good, though quite how the flat in Kennington was supposed to energise us I have no idea. It was bleak and damp, three flights up on an estate with stinky stairwells and rubbish overflowing in the yards. Still, it was a change from cabin fever. I was looking forward to furnishing it with my books, which had been stored in a large wardrobe at my parents-in-law’s all the time we’d been away. ...

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Beefeater Blues stand-up comedy sessions (Sat 28th Jan) Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

The Beefeater Blues stand-up comedy sessions (Sat 28th Jan) Tickets | Eventbrite
Banish your blues this January with a free stand-up comedy gig, hosted by legendary producer, Just the Tonic, at the Beefeater London Dry Gin distillery in Kennington.

Friday, 16 December 2016

The White Bear, Kennington: A proper pub that's just a bit gastro | London Evening Standard

The White Bear, Kennington: A proper pub that's just a bit gastro | London Evening Standard
... A Kennington pub has had a refurb at a right old age ... Modern pubs struggle to get the right balance between their food and drink offerings, but this Kennington spot has got it bang on. ...

Kennington residents up in arms as 'wrong colour bricks' used for school expansion - Southwark News

Kennington residents up in arms as 'wrong colour bricks' used for school expansion - Southwark News
... Kennington residents have called the council’s planning department “underhanded” after officers botched up plans for the expansion of a local primary school. ...

Impeccable French cuisine at Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington - Southwark News

Impeccable French cuisine at Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington - Southwark News
... Toulouse Lautrec is not only a great Frenchman but also a great restaurant where the Regent brothers Florent and Nolan endeavour to bring the best of France to Kennington. ...

Monday, 12 December 2016

Northern line Extended - Premier Construction News

Northern line Extended - Premier Construction News
... The extension will lengthen the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, with the overall aim to support the regeneration of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea areas. It is hoped that around 20,000 homes and 25,000 jobs will be generated over the next 20 years. ... The TBMs will be launched from the Battersea work site where they will take separate routes to construct 5.2 metre diameter tunnels on their way to the shafts at Kennington Park and Kennington Green. The TBMs will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and as they advance forward, nearly 20,000 pre-cast concrete segments will be built in rings behind them. ... In Kennington, construction is well underway – temporary acoustic enclosures have been erected which significantly reduce noise and dust levels and will enable TfL (Transport for London) to work 24/7 within the enclosures during tunnelling works. TfL has excavated a 25m deep shaft within each of these enclosures in advance of sprayed concrete lining tunnelling starting at the site. ...

Saturday, 10 December 2016

FoDL : Monday 12 December: Winter Party and Raffle

News | Friends of Durning Library
Monday 12 December:  Winter Party and Raffle. 
Paddy Ashdown will speak about his new book “Game of Spies: the Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi” telling the story of a riveting spy triangle in occupied France.
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.  Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.
No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
Game of Spies Hardcover Signed edition by Paddy Ashdown

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Historian Stephen Humphrey's passing is a huge loss - Southwark News

Historian Stephen Humphrey's passing is a huge loss - Southwark News

Monday, 5 December 2016

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died [1 December 2016]

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died [1 December 2016]

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey passes away - Southwark News

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey passes away - Southwark News

Southwark mourns the death of historian and borough archivist Stephen Humphrey - London News Online

Southwark mourns the death of historian and borough archivist Stephen Humphrey - London News Online

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Beefeater Gin stages speakeasy experience

Beefeater Gin stages speakeasy experience
Chivas Brothers brand Beefeater London Dry is turning its distillery visitor centre in Kennington, London into a poetry-themed speakeasy. Beefeater: London ...

Acclaimed Kennington eatery to close as plummeting pound pushes up fish imports - Southwark News

Acclaimed Kennington eatery to close as plummeting pound pushes up fish imports - Southwark News
An acclaimed Kennington eatery has announced it will soon close, because the falling value of the pound has made its produce too expensive. ... 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Remembrance Day services in South London - venues and times... - London News Online

Remembrance Day services in South London - venues and times... - London News Online
... Kennington Park War Memorial (procession from St Mary’s Newington Church, Kennington Park Road, Newington Butts, SE11 at 10.30am to Kennington Park, SE11).
Time: 11.00am.
 ...

Northern Line extension from Kennington to Battersea ‘halfway there’ - Southwark News

Northern Line extension from Kennington to Battersea ‘halfway there’ - Southwark News
London Assembly member was given a tour of the newly-dug tunnels below Kennington Park ... 
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London Assembly member Florence Eshalomi on a tour of the new tunnels under Kennington
Work on the two-mile Northern Line extension linking Kennington with new stations in Nine Elms and Battersea is “half-way” to completion in 2020.
London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark, Florence Eshalomi, was last week given a tour of the newly-dug tunnels 25 metres below Kennington. ... “We were right under Kennington Park Road, where they’ve got the cladding in place in Kennington Park.” ... 
London Underground’s Martin Gosling, head of the Northern line extension, told Global Rail News: “The tunnelling works at Kennington represent a significant milestone in the construction of the Northern Line Extension which will bring Battersea and surrounding areas to within fifteen minutes of the West End and City.” ...

FoDL : Chris Mullin talks about Hinterland – Monday, 21 November

What’s on | Friends of Durning Library

Chris Mullin talks about Hinterland – Monday, 21 November

“Hinterland — a memoir”. Chris Mullin, author, journalist and former Labour minister, discusses his new book.  The author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel A Very British Coup, the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy. His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’.
mullins-hinterland
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.  Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
Winter party – Monday, 12 December
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library. More details to follow.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

GIDEON HAIGH: Stroke of Genius – an extract | The Roar

GIDEON HAIGH: Stroke of Genius – an extract | The Roar
... The Oval was a location pregnant with meaning: the venue where Australians had made a fortune in 1878, lost a great Test in 1880, and won a great Test in 1882; the home of one of the county clubs that had recently sought to recruit Trumper. It was also a vision of the future of cricket watching, served as it was by the world’s first electric tube and a brand new tram line, surmounted by a superb pavilion hosting 400 000 visitors a year. Overshadowed by the gasholders of the South Metropolitan Gas Works, increasingly encircled by factories, foundries and breweries, The Oval’s playing expanse now had a rus in urbe quality, a remnant of the days when Kennington had been open fields and market gardens. ... Their own rules were an attendance to pleasure of utmost seriousness and decorum. In the Jubilee Book, Ranji had reported the astonishment of a German visiting a county match at The Oval at ‘the extreme orderliness of the many thousands’ in the presence of a mere ‘five policemen’ when ‘abroad it would require at least 300 policemen to keep such a large crowd in order’. When Neville Cardus later argued for cricket as the ‘national art’ of a people ‘prone to be ashamed of living the life aesthetic’, he gestured not towards St John’s Wood but Kennington: ‘Go among the shilling crowd any fine day at The Oval and what do you hear? Little technical jargon, little talk of off-breaks and the position of the left funny bone in the late cut. Instead you will hear many delighted cries of “Beautiful stroke – Beautiful!”’ ... It has the hallmarks of a first attempt, after which Beldam moved ever so slightly left, so that Trumper’s head in his normal stance would have reposed between the distant ogee-roofed towers of the board school on Kennington Road. ...

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The magic collection of a Victorian hoarder who lived in Kennington is on display at British Library - Southwark News

The magic collection of a Victorian hoarder who lived in Kennington is on display at British Library - Southwark News
Exhibition picks from Kennington illusionist's 6,000-strong archive of cultural memorabilia ... There Will Be Fun is an exhibition based on the  accumulated pile of nineteenth century materials collected by Kennington-born conjurer, illusionist and ventriloquist Henry Evans – known as Evanion. ...

Friday, 21 October 2016

Tunnelling works start on London’s Northern line extension | Global Rail News

Tunnelling works start on London’s Northern line extension | Global Rail News
Construction of the tunnels for London Underground’s Northern line extension project, which will extend the line from Kennington to Battersea, is underway.
Two permanent shafts have been dug close to Kennington Underground station from which the tunnelling programme has set off. ... Although TBMs will be used to construct much of the extension, tracked excavators supplied by Schaeff are being used initially to excavate the tunnels around the Kennington loop, where the new line meets the existing railway. ... London Underground’s Martin Gosling, head of the Northern line extension, said: “The tunnelling works at Kennington represent a significant milestone in the construction of the Northern Line Extension which will bring Battersea and surrounding areas to within 15 minutes of the West End and City.
“Construction is now well underway in Kennington and involves a lot of complex, highly skilled construction work. It’s a significant step forward in the project which, once complete, will help us to support jobs, homes and growth in this area and keep pace with the capital’s rapidly rising population.” ....

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Apple Day (9th Oct 2016)

Apple Day (9th Oct 2016)
Apple Day  (Kennington)
Highlights will be the display of unusual and rare apples of around 100 varieties, tastings and on-the-spot juice pressing of some of the varieties.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Kennington Road SB to Brixton Road Cycle Through - YouTube

Kennington Road SB to Brixton Road Cycle Through - YouTube

Kennington Common - YouTube

Kennington Common - YouTube
Published on Sep 15, 2016
Kennington Common was a large area of common land mainly within the London Borough of Lambeth.  The area was notable for being one of the earliest venues for cricket within London and top-class matches were played there from 1724 to 1785.The common was also used for public executions, fairs and public gatherings. ...

Bellringing at St John the Divine, Kennington - YouTube

Bellringing at St John the Divine, Kennington - YouTube

Autumn equinox 2016: Lovely photos of the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere

Autumn equinox 2016: Lovely photos of the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere
Autumn equinox
Long shadows stretch across south London's Kennington Park first thing in the morningDavid Sim

Foxtons goes ahead with two new branch openings...

Foxtons goes ahead with two new branch openings...
... “To be a part of the changing face of Nine Elms is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I've already been blown away by the characterful streets and gardens of Kennington and the vibrancy of life in Vauxhall itself,” says Clodagh Blain, sales manager of Foxtons Vauxhall.  ...

In vogue: Now Nottingham bar comes up with Donald Trump-face-urinal | The Indian Express

In vogue: Now Nottingham bar comes up with Donald Trump-face-urinal | The Indian Express
... However, this is not the first time this has been done. Earlier in March, a bar in Kennington set up urinal-style voting booths. With help from “The Last Leg” satire show, the pub called the Three Stags set up white porcelain voting booths and encouraged drinkers to pee in a politically-minded way. Each of the urinals had images of Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. ...

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Kennington, London: for buyers seeking a good all-rounder — FT.com

Kennington, London: for buyers seeking a good all-rounder — FT.com
... Oval and Kennington remain relatively untouched by the building boom on their doorstep. In fact, development has been conspicuous by its absence: just two schemes, comprising 354 homes, are under construction, according to data from the Estates Gazette.
Traditionally, the area has been popular with first-time buyers and the LGBT community, says Ian Boardman of local agent Daniel Cobb. The first are attracted by the relative value for money given the area’s central location. The average price of a home sold in the three wards that span Oval and Kennington is £659,000, according to Land Registry data collected by Savills. A few hundred metres over Vauxhall Bridge in Pimlico the average is £1.09m. ...
... A three-bedroom house on Walcot Square is available for £1.27m through Daniel Cobb. On nearby Kennington Road the same agent has a four-bedroom Grade II-listed townhouse for £1.94m. Cricket nuts might be interested in the four-bedroom house on Fentiman Road available for £1.92m through Savills: just a seven-minute walk from the Oval ground. ...
... The area has little to offer for more than £3m, says Boardman. At these prices, it is more likely to attract politicians than bankers. Local agents claim the area is within the Division Bell zone for members of parliament — close enough for them to cover the distance in the eight minutes between when the bell is rung and a vote takes place. Although with Parliament Square more than 1.5 miles from most of Kennington, you might wonder how they manage.
Canny international buyers may yet join this diverse set in Kennington as the neighbouring building boom sends prices soaring. Boardman’s first interest from abroad came two years ago from an enterprising Malaysian, who bought a Georgian house in Methley Street. The price per sq ft was a shadow of what he would have paid in Nine Elms. The buyer told his friends, and now Boardman and his colleagues are serving a small stable of Malaysian investors. A few have even ventured out for the cricket. ...

Thursday, 15 September 2016

QUENTIN LETTS on the Liberty founder's Lords debut | Daily Mail Online

QUENTIN LETTS on the Liberty founder's Lords debut | Daily Mail Online
... Baroness Chakrabarti 'of Kennington in Our London Borough of Lambeth' (as the clerk so fastidiously put it) then signed her name in the historic House's annals, ... 

Surrey Cricket Club secure future in league - Southwark News

Surrey Cricket Club secure future in league - Southwark News
... The Kennington side, whose final County Championship game against Durham is scheduled to end today, batted out the final day of the Hampshire contest therefore ensuring they will not be relegated. ...

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Mother's pain as 16-year-old's killer remains at large one year after fatal knife attack | London Evening Standard

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Mother's pain as 16-year-old's killer remains at large one year after fatal knife attack | London Evening Standard
... Violence broke out on on Monday, September 14 last year in Canterbury Place, Kennington. ...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Friends of Durning Library | North Lambeth: People & Legacy

Friends of Durning Library | A voluntary organisation to promote and support our local library

North Lambeth: People & Legacy

The next event held by the Friends of Durning Library is: 
Monday 19 September: North Lambeth: People & Legacy.
Michael Keane celebrates people from Romans to the present day who have left a lasting legacy locally and further afield.  These include:Chaplin, Tate, Ashmole, Tradescant, Sharwood, Claudia Jones, Henry Fawcett, Marjorie Porter and William Blake, Eric Gill, and Laurence Pomeroy.
Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival
Normally the third Monday in the month  6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.
Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
2016 Diary dates:  17 Oct, 21 Nov, 12 Dec.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Patricia Moberly, former Guy’s & St Thomas' chair, has died [8 September 2016]

Patricia Moberly, former Guy’s & St Thomas' chair, has died [8 September 2016]

Monday, 5 September 2016

Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin! » The Cinema Museum, London

Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin! » The Cinema Museum, London

CHARLIE CHAPLIN RETURNS TO THE STAGE
From Lambeth Workhouse to Hollywood and Back Again

The play is being performed at the Cinema Museum off Kennington Lane. You'll be familiar with the venue, but you may not know that it was once the Lambeth Workhouse.
And therein lies the key to the play. Charlie Chaplin a Walworth/Kennington lad spent some time in the Lambeth Workhouse as a child with his brother Syd and mother Hannah before he went off to become one of the most influential players in the movie business.
Tonight at the Museum Charlie Chaplin is about Chaplin’s life as the Little Tramp, written by Gillian Plowman who writes for the Beeb and directed by Pamela Howard OBE who directs around the world and about to do a tribute at the Royal Court etc. Everyone involved is being paid well and with a cast of 14 makes it a rather costly production. But I really would love to pack the house and see you there.

Old Lambeth - GUIDED WALK

Old Lambeth
OLD LAMBETH - GUIDED WALK
Sunday 11 September
Meet 2.30pm outside Lambeth North Underground Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Led by Alan Piper of the Lambethans Society, this walk will follow a circular route past a selection of sites and landmarks within Lambeth's historic core, including Lower Marsh, Lambeth Walk and the old Lambeth High Street. 
Free but donations welcome, booking not required.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18037

Lambeth and its Palace

Lambeth and its Palace
LAMBETH AND ITS PALACE - EXHIBITION
Monday 5 to Thursday 29 September
Entry at 11am, 12 noon & 3pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Lambeth Palace Library,  Lambeth Palace Road;
free
An exhibition of images, documents and objects from the collections of Lambeth Archives and Lambeth Palace Library, displayed in Lambeth Palace's 17th-century Great Hall. The exhibition explores the history of the Palace, the surrounding area, and its role in Lambeth's history. Entry is by timed, escorted groups only, meeting at the main gate of Lambeth Palace. Duration of visit is 45 minutes. If you are bringing a group of five or more, then booking is essential: archives@churchofengland.org or 020 7898 1400.
Part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18104

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Bilingual Recruitment Solutions Finder – Sales & Operational skills in Kennington, South East London (SE11) | French Selection UK - totaljobs

Bilingual Recruitment Solutions Finder – Sales & Operational skills in Kennington, South East London (SE11) | French Selection UK - totaljobs

AFRIKAN International day of Action Kennington Park London - YouTube

AFRIKAN International day of Action Kennington Park London - YouTube

Combo Yanze at Festival Latino in Kennington Park London - YouTube

Combo Yanze at Festival Latino in Kennington Park London - YouTube

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Surprising Things London Still Makes | Londonist


By Biscuiteers of Kennington.

Surprising Things London Still Makes | Londonist
... Some of your McVitie's Hobnobs and Digestives are still made in Harlesden by United Biscuits at a factory — the largest of its kind in Europe — said to output 25 million biscuits a day. Meanwhile the likes of Biscuiteers in Kennington make luxurious, iced alternatives. ...

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (12:30pm walk) - The London Cultureseekers Group - Meet People in London! (London, England) - Meetup

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (12:30pm walk) - The London Cultureseekers Group - Meet People in London! (London, England) - Meetup

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (12:30pm walk)

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • Kennington Tube Station (outside the station)

    Kennington Park Road, London (map)
  • We will be meeting outside Kennington Tube Station at 12:30pm, if you can't see us, please text - 07905 901 834.
  • Come along on Monday 29th August at 12:30pm for a guided walk around Kennington on the early life of the comic genius; Charlie Chaplin!

    I'm a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I'll be the guide for the walk.  
    About the walk ...

Monday, 1 August 2016

Kennington Pk Rd Brixton Road M4H02144 V1 AM NB - YouTube

Kennington Pk Rd Brixton Road M4H02144 V1 AM NB - YouTube

Kennington Park Rd Magee St Survey Highlights - YouTube

Kennington Park Rd Magee St Survey Highlights - YouTube

25 brilliant black and white pictures which show Brixton life over the past 120 years | London Life | Lifestyle | London Evening Standard

25 brilliant black and white pictures which show Brixton life over the past 120 years | London Life | Lifestyle | London Evening Standard

... A photograph from the early 1900s depicts the days when trams connected
Brixton to Kennington and Elephant and Castle, while a picture from 1923
shows a more exotic mode of transport vying for attention - a zebra and
trap. ... 

Sunday, 31 July 2016

St Marks, Kennington - history : London Remembers, Aiming to capture all memorials in London

St Marks, Kennington - history : London Remembers, Aiming to capture all memorials in London
St Mark’s Church stands at the junction of two old Roman roads – one to Newhaven and the other (Stane Street) to Chichester.  The Common was a favourite place for chariot racing and cricket.  Cricket was moved from Kennington Park to the Oval, an old market garden, in 1851. … ...

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Why Is There A Dome On Top Of Kennington Station? | Londonist

Why Is There A Dome On Top Of Kennington Station? | Londonist
... Approaching Kennington station at street level, the massive grey dome is easily overlooked, but glancing at the station from any sort of distance, or riding past it on a bus, it's hard to ignore. ... However, in the 1920s, these other stations were all modernised, with major changes to the outside of the stations including the removal of the domes. Work was done underground at Kennington, but little was done to the surface building, so the dome remained. ...  To this day, Kennington station still has lifts, whereas they have been replaced by escalators in Stockwell and Oval. Elephant & Castle still has lifts, but many changes have been made to the original station, including the incorporation of the Bakerloo line and links to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, which opened in 1966. The dome has long since gone.

Here's what Kennington station looked like in its original condition in 1916, and following changes made in 1920. ...

Friends of Durning Library | Monday 19 September: North Lambeth: People & Legacy

Monday 19 September: North Lambeth: People & Legacy
19 September 2016
Monday 19 September: North Lambeth: People & Legacy.
Michael Keane celebrates people from Romans to the present day who have left a lasting legacy locally and further afield.  These include:  Chaplin, Tate, Ashmole, Tradescant, Sharwood, Claudia Jones, Henry Fawcett, Marjorie Porter and William Blake, Eric Gill, and Laurence Pomeroy.

Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival
Normally the third Monday in the month  6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.
Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
2016 Diary dates:  August break, 17 Oct, 21 Nov, 12 Dec.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Fetch.co.uk builds world's largest dog bowl, London

Fetch.co.uk builds world's largest dog bowl, London

Alternative Pub Crawls: Rooftop Bars And Beer Gardens | Londonist

Alternative Pub Crawls: Rooftop Bars And Beer Gardens | Londonist

... A number of buses will get you near The Fentiman Arms,
which has outdoor seating front and back. Take note of the Penguin book
cover wallpaper when you buy your pint. There's another choice of buses
to help you on your way to The Ship in Kennington. We're very keen on its ale choice and have much praise for the Sunday lunch. Tables line the yard out front. ... 

'Have a curry on me' David Cameron orders slap-up spicy feast for Number 10 staff | Daily Star

'Have a curry on me' David Cameron orders slap-up spicy feast for Number 10 staff | Daily Star

... The Kennington Tandoori, a favourite haunt of MPs, delivered more than £50 worth of food to Number 10 last night. ... 

David Cameron’s ‘last supper’ as UK PM: Hyderabadi Saffron Chicken, Kashmiri Rogan Josh, Samosas | The Indian Express

David Cameron’s ‘last supper’ as UK PM: Hyderabadi Saffron Chicken, Kashmiri Rogan Josh, Samosas | The Indian Express

... Kennington Tandoori in central London tweeted last evening that it had
delivered the soon-to-be-former-prime-minister’s “last supper”. ... “The restaurant is a firm favourite with politicians across all parties.
The residents of No. 10 Downing Street have enjoyed meals from the
Kennington Tandoori since the restaurant opened in 1985 and the KT would
hope that they continue to do so,” the restaurant said. ... 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Kennington Tandoori delivers David Cameron's 'last supper' | Politics | The Guardian

Kennington Tandoori delivers David Cameron's 'last supper' | Politics | The Guardian
... Kennington Tandoori, the curry house of choice for MPs, tweeted on Tuesday evening that it had delivered the prime minister’s “last supper”. ... Kennington Tandoori’s popularity with MPs was highlighted last year when it became probably the first curry house to be mentioned during prime minister’s questions. The Speaker, John Bercow, admonished his rowdy colleagues with the words: “When you’re eating curry in the Kennington Tandoori, you don’t yell across the table.”

 ...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month [5 July 2016]

Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month [5 July 2016]

Kennington Generals win CBL U18 Championship - South London Press

Kennington Generals win CBL U18 Championship - South London Press
Kennington Generals have won the Community Basketball League U18 championship after a 57-49 win over Haringey Hawks in east London.
Hawks have been the team to beat all season long but Kennington’s Jayson Okosi hurt Haringey from outside by knocking down back-to-back threes which had the crowd up on their feet.  ... Kennington jumped out in front as a combination of great ball movement, focus, and communication allowed Owolaoi, Andrew Lopez, and Ryan Delos-Reyes to score four points each. Adebayo - voted MVP - added another five. ...