Garden Museum: Lambeth Local History

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Garden Museum: Lambeth Local History
Sir Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977) was born in Lambeth, son of Charles and Hannah Chaplin, music hall performers. He first performed on the stage at the age of five and at seven as one of a team of urchins billed as The Eight Lancashire Lads. Charlie spent his early life in a succession of children's homes, and the Lambeth Workhouse in what is now Black Prince Road.
Sir Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977) was born in Lambeth, son of Charles and Hannah Chaplin, music hall performers. He first performed on the stage at the age of five and at seven as one of a team of urchins billed as The Eight Lancashire Lads. Charlie spent his early life in a succession of children's homes, and the Lambeth Workhouse in what is now Black Prince Road.
The Marmite Food Extract Company was formerly on Kennington Lane at the junction with Durham Street. Millions of jars of this (in)famously love it or hate it product was produced annually from brewers yeast at this factory.
The Marmite Food Extract Company was formerly on Kennington Lane at the junction with Durham Street. Millions of jars of this (in)famously love it or hate it product was produced annually from brewers yeast at this factory.
Lupino Lane's family lived in Leigham Court Road, Streatham. He danced the 'Lambeth Walk' with his Lambeth partner, Jean Capra, in 'Me and My Girl' at the Victoria Palace in 1938. This song sheet was published by Cinaphonic Music Co. Ltd in 1937.
Lupino Lane's family lived in Leigham Court Road, Streatham. He danced the 'Lambeth Walk' with his Lambeth partner, Jean Capra, in 'Me and My Girl' at the Victoria Palace in 1938. This song sheet was published by Cinaphonic Music Co. Ltd in 1937.
The surviving part of the Doulton pottery works at 28 Black Prince Road, Lambeth is impressively ornate and this vase is a fine example of late nineteenth century art pottery by local boy done good, George Tinworth.
The surviving part of the Doulton pottery works at 28 Black Prince Road, Lambeth is impressively ornate and this vase is a fine example of late nineteenth century art pottery by local boy done good, George Tinworth.

There's a corner of the Garden Museum dedicated to local history. Which seems appropriate given the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth that houses the museum was founded by at least 1062.

Just to the left of the main entrance, above a rare, Grade II listed full immersion font, an AV presentation tells the story of Lambeth, starring The Thames, the coming of bridges, Blake, industry, horticulture, politics, war and.. um, Marmite.

Two cases display artifacts from Lambeth's past and we selected a few of our favourite things to give you a (yeasty) flavour of the perfectly petite collection.

The Garden Museum is open daily from 10.30am-5pm. Check the website for occasional closures on the first Monday of the month. Admission £6/5/3, kids free.

Previous Museums of the Month: Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, The Horniman Museum.

Last Updated 26 May 2009