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Oval or Poplar Grove 1818
As you can see from this early map of the Lambeth area, the land now occupied by the estate (West/South of the Oval) was purely open country – not ...
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Ashmole Estate Exhibition
Ashmole Estate Exhibition
This is the video piece of the initial launch of the Heritage Lottery Fund, oral history project: 'Our Estate Lives' on the Ashmole Estate in the ...
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Ashmole Road from Claylands Road
Irene Bateman, one of the long standing residents on the estate has told us the the corner shop in this photograph was known locally as 'two steps ...
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Part of an area map from 1859
Although limited, this area map from 1859 shows that what is now Carroun Road and Ashmole Street was, back in 1859, Oval Road. Trigon Road came ri ...
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Area map 1811
This map from 1811 shows a larger radius of the area around South Lambeth and Kennington. Although not very detailed it does illustrate the indivi ...
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Area map of 1790 showing the river Effra's course
This map from 1790 clearly shows the course of the river Effra. Nowadays the river runs its entire course underground. It actually runs under both ...
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Aftermath of bomb damage WWII
Clearing bomb sites and looking for any survivors or victims was a painstaking and slow process. Lifting equipment was scarce as was manpower; pic ...
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Wisden House showing the old convent cloisters
This undated photograph (late 1930s or 1940s judging by the automobiles) shows the back of Wisden House and the old cloisters of St. Joseph's Conv ...
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Oval area before tower blocks
This photograph taken from the air shows what the area looked like prior to any tower blocks - which went up from the sixties and seventies. Apart ...
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Stoddart House after a V1 flying bomb hit it during WWII
Flying Bomb incident. Bomb damage to Stoddart House, Ashmole Estate on Kennington Oval. 24th August 1944.
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V1 Flying Bomb WWII
The V1 Flying bomb was the worlds first cruise missile. An unmanned gyro guided plane that delivered a tonne of high explosive each time one hurt ...
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Fentiman Road - early 20th Century
This early photograph of Fentiman Road strikes us first because of its utter lack of motor vehicles. The church on the left was designed by George ...
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Local bomb damage WWII
Throughout Lambeth, as in many other areas across London, the large-scale bombing during WWII produced extensive devastation to buildings which so ...
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Kennington Park Road
Kennington Station was opened on 18 December 1890 as part of London's first deep level tube transport system. Judging by the types of vehicles sho ...
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The aftermath of a bombing raid in Lambeth WWII
The grime business of searching for survivors the morning after a bombing raid the previous night. Note the use of a dog for its increased olfacto ...
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19th Century Trigon Road
Property prices in Trigon Road have risen astronomically since this picture was taken back in the 19th Century. This much sought after central loc ...
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Fly past to celebrate the end of WWII
This photograph shows a celebration ‘fly past’ of British planes over London to mark the end of the Second World War. The aircraft appear to be Gl ...
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The Oval Cricket Ground in the early 21st Century
In 1844, Kennington Oval was a market garden. The Oval was then (and still is) owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. Surrey County Cricket Club was set ...
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The Oval Tube Station
This Northern line station was originally part of the City and South London Railway when it first opened on 18 December 1890. The station has cric ...
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The Roebuck pub Ashmole Street
Although this photograph has no date attached to it the only car parked up in Ashmole Street appears to be a 1955 Ford Prefect. Many of the photo ...
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Children's street party in 1952 to celebrate the Queen's Coronation
This photograph was taken by a resident who still lives on the estate, Irene Bateman. If you look carefully you can make out a drawn-on arrow on t ...
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Claylands Road in the 1970s
This picture from the 1970s contrasts the brand new concrete parking bollards in the foreground against the picturesque Victorian terraced houses ...
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The Oval as a POW holding camp WWII
During the Second World War, the Oval was intended for use as a prisoner of war camp, although it was never used as such. The Oval is mentioned by ...
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Moving onto the Ashmole Estate
An oral history contribution from one of the residents from the Ashmole Estate talking about moving onto the Estate For more on the Estate Liv ...
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