Demolition reveals 1860s viaduct grandeur
16 February 2017 | 11:40 pm

At the end of January 2017 site clearance started for a new residential tower block complex to be built between Valentia Place and Gresham Road. The vaulting structure of the high level “Atlantic line” viaduct was thus revealed for the...

One of our pillar boxes is missing
3 February 2017 | 4:10 pm

In the Winter edition of the Brixton Society newsletter (delivered free to all members) the editor noted the historic Penfold letter box in Mervan Road, and then went on to note the Edward VIII letter box on Brixton Hill between...

Grosvenor Arms Pub – the final showdown?
29 November 2016 | 11:42 pm

On 29th November 2016 Lambeth’s Planning Committee considered the application to allow the upper floors of the closed Grosvenor Arms pub to be converted into housing use. The application was opposed by representatives of the Brixton Society and the SW...

Cost of Renting
17 July 2016 | 1:03 pm

With the dreadful lack of social housing and skyrocketing house prices, private sector renting has increased enormously in recent years. We are happy to share this request from “Generation Rent”: Renting has been on the rise for more than a...


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