The Herne Hill Society

Grace’s Story - by the Herne Hill Society (£8.00)

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ISBN: 978-0-9540323-3-3
80 pages | Pub. 2018

The memoir of Grace Lucas, a young girl growing up in Herne Hill during and after the First World War. Her account, written many decades later, has an exceptionally vivid quality.

Published by the Herne Hill Society

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Lambeth’s Victorian Architecture (£10.00)

Lambeth’s Victorian Architecture

ISBN: 978-0-9926695-4-6
216 pages | Pub. 2017

Edmund Bird and Fiona Price conclude their survey of the buildings of Lambeth. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings, this authoritative book represents amazing value.

Published by Lambeth Archives and Lambeth Local History Forum

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Lost in Herne Hill (£6.00)

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ISBN: 978-0-9927045-5-1
32 pages | Pub. 2017

Jon Newman’s illustrated text takes the structure of a historic walk around Ruskin’s Herne Hill, intercut with extracts from Ruskin's own writings.

Published by Thamesis in association with The Herne Hill Society

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A Brockwell Boy - by the Herne Hill Society (£3.50)

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ISBN: 978-0-9540323-2-6
54 pages | Pub. 2017

This entertaining memoir of a sharp-witted and observant child before, during and just after World War 2, will delight anyone who enjoys a visit to Brockwell Park.

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River Effra: South London’s secret spine (£9.50)

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ISBN: 978-1-9099304-2-1
146 pages | Pub. 2016

Comprehensive illustrated account of the lost River Effra, the tributary of the Thames that runs under Herne Hill, by Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives.

Published by Signal Books

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Lambeth Architecture 1965-99 (£10.00)

Lambeth Architecture 1965 - 99

ISBN: 978-0-9926695-3-9
208 pages | Pub. 2015

Lambeth's recent built-heritage (some of it already demolished) is comprehensively covered in this fascinating volume by Bird and Price. Beautifully illustrated as always.

Published by Lambeth Archives

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Lambeth Architecture: A Brave New World 1945-65 (£10.00)

Lambeth Architecture: A Brave New World 1945-65

ISBN: 978-0-9926695-2-2
174 pages | Pub. 2014

This is a comprehensively researched and engagingly written guide, accompanied by both archive and contemporary photographs. Excellent value!

Published by Lambeth Archives

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Lambeth Architecture 1914-1939 (£9.00)

Lambeth Architecture 1914-1939

ISBN: 978-0-9543173-9-3
97 pages | Pub. 2012

The range of buildings is astonishing: they are often of remarkably high quality and without any kind of heritage protection other than local listing. There is a final sad section on lost buildings of the period.

Published by Lambeth Archives

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Lambeth’s Edwardian Splendours (£9.00)

Lambeth's Edwardian Splendours<br />

ISBN: 978-0-9926695-0-8
104 pages | Pub. 2013 (2nd ed.)

Edwardian architecture had a broad range of influences and styles. Edwardian baroque was a style often used for public buildings, like Lambeth Town Hall, but influences were also drawn from the Georgian period, the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau.

Published by Lambeth Archives

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Herne Hill Personalities - by the Herne Hill Society (£5.00)

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ISBN: 978-1-87-352060-4
151 pages | Pub. 2006

Illustrated biographies of 146 people who lived in Herne Hill, including actors and archaeologists, murderers and missionaries, sailors and singers. Mortimer Wheeler, Freddie Mills, John Ruskin, Ida Lupino and many more...

Published for the Herne Hill Society by Local History Publications

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The Story of Sir Henry Bessemer - by the Herne Hill Society (£5.00)

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ISBN: 978-1-87352095-6
52 pages | Pub. 2013

Henry Bessemer (1813-98) was a successful entrepreneur whose steel-making process sparked the industrial revolution. Contains extensive material on the house and estate on Denmark Hill where he lived for the last 35 years of his remarkable life.

Published for the Herne Hill Society by Local History Publications

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A Short History of Herne Hill - by the Herne Hill Society (£3.00)

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ISBN: 978-1-87352083-3
44 pages | Pub. 2011

An ideal introduction if you’ve just moved to Herne Hill! This short illustrated volume is our best-selling title.

Published for the Herne Hill Society by Local History Publications

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