Walworth History Festival

Walworth History Festival: UPDATE - 30th September 2018

Thanks so much to everyone who helped with and came along to the History Festival. We were just so delighted with how it all went and we estimate that all in all around 1,000 people came along to the exhibition or took part in the events, talk and lectures.

We are very grateful to Mireille Tchapi and Lise Magnollay for all the photos that they took and if you would like to get a flavour of what went on, below is an album of the photos that Lise took:

WHF Opening Event: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0N5Uzl7VX4XQp

Final weekend and Open House: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0N5n8hH4S6KRU

Below too are some of the photos that Mireille and Lise took of events during the week.

The Walworth Front Room (organised by Julia Honess) (photo Mireille Tchapi) 📷

The Animated History Tours (photo Mireille Tchapi) 📷

Looking at the History Panels (photo Mireille Tchapi) 📷

Neil Crossfield with his Recreation of a WW1 Street Shrine (photo Mireille Tchapi) 📷

Gathering for the Animated Tours in the Memorial Garden (photo Mireille Tchapi) 📷

Neil Coyle MP opening the festival (photo Mireille Tchapi) 📷

Talk in the Front Room (photo Lise Magnollay) 📷

Open House Tours (organised by Shelagh Kavanagh) (photo Lise Magnollay) 📷

UPDATE 01September 2018

We are delighted that the programme of events is now finalised and is shown below. Please do come to as many events as you can - all are free to attend! More news to follow.

If you are able to volunteer any time please contact John at whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com OR phone him on 07535-413884.


More details about a couple of the events including the animiated history tours on Sunday 16th Sept (3pm and 5pm) and the story of Arments. If you would like to come along to either of the (free) animated history tours on Sunday 16th September at 3pm and 5pm please do sign up at:




Walworth Heritage Trail.

If you are interested in the heritage of the Walworth area more generally and fancy a walk through the history of SE17 dont forget to download our Heritage Trail. Some things have changed quite a bit and turned out differently to what we anticipated since we put this together in 2014 but it is still a great way to learn more about Walworth.

Walworth Heritage Trail (2014)

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