This month


 Monday 15 September: Our regular Monday event is also part of Lambeth Heritage Month.  “For the King, the Country, the Queen’s and Kennington”. The Great War story of Kennington’s own battalion, the 24th London’s (The Queen’s), on the 90th anniversary of the unveiling in Kennington Park of its war memorial commemorating over 800 men. An illustrated talk by Marietta Crichton Stuart.

Don’t forget to bring your £3.00 annual subscription if you haven’t paid already.


Events are normally held on the third Monday evening 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.



After the very successful Table Top Sale on 14 June, where we raised over £250, thanks mainly to Cathy Preece and the Kennington Companions, Cathy has kindly offered to continue selling unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays and Amazon games to help raise funds for us. Please make every effort to support this, either by bringing your donations to the blue bin in the Library or delivering to Cathy direct.  Please contact if you wish to do that or have any questionsSALES OF BOOKS, CDs, DVDs, ETC



Further to our very successful RVT birthday event on 2 September, Robin’s fantastic hand-drawn map of the area remains on display in the Durning for the rest of this month and he would welcome your input.  If you have not yet seen this beautiful and informative work, please don’t miss this opportunity.  He comments:

I have spent the last 4 weeks researching and drawing a large map of the area around the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. As well as showing Vauxhall as it is now, it also depicts scenes of historical interest going back 250 years and is an instant way of being able to see the main developments that have taken place. The map is currently on display in the corridor at the Durning Libary and I will be continuing to work on it every Wednesday and Friday.  Please do call by and feel free to share any knowledge you might have which could be included on the map, and indeed to correct any errors I might have committed! I am planning to make copies of the drawing once it is complete- no idea at this stage how much it will be, but please do let me know if you might be interested. 
Robin Whitmore