Join us tomorrow, Saturday 26 July 2014, for our latest easy going ride when we will be looking at our local Lambeth libraries.
Lambeth is fortunate to have a wide range of libraries around the borough each purpose built with a distinctive look. On this ride we will explore the rich architectural variety of those often overlooked, often imperilled beacons of local culture, our libraries.
The ride looks at all Lambeth’s public libraries. It considers the influence of the Victorian philanthropists who founded many of them and looks in particular at the work of S.R.J.Smith. Smith, the architect of the Tate Gallery, designed many South London libraries: ‘enjoyable examples of late Victorian municipal showmanship’ (Pevsner).
Saturday 26 July 2014
Meet 10.30am outside Tate Library, Brixton. Finish around 4.00pm, with a break for lunch. Expect an easy-paced, unhurried ride with plenty of stops.
Led by Allan Sutherland.
Enquiries Mark Knox 07765 94530