Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Historical videos of Stockwell

British Pathé have put their amazing collection of historical video footage online, and it includes some gems from Stockwell. In particular, there is some footage of the Duchess of York visiting the Spurgeon Orphan's Home (long closed) in 1934.

There is some more information about Charles Hadden Spurgeon (who gave his name to the estate on Lansdowne Way/South Lambeth Road) here http://www.spurgeon.org/misc/bio12.htm

There are also some Kendo enthusiasts practicing in a sports hall

You can search the archive yourself here: http://www.britishpathe.com/

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