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Lambeth photo archives go online

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Hundreds of images of Waterloo and the South Bank can now be browsed and purchased on Lambeth Council's new online digital archive.

The  Cut
The Cut looking north-east towards Windmill Walk in 1938


In total the site has more than 6,000 images from across the borough, showing Lambeth family life, people, culture, music and history.

Visitors to the website can order colour and black-and-white photographs from the archive for as little as 8.

St. John's Waterloo
Opening ceremony at St John's Waterloo in 1951. Princess Elizabeth with Mayor of Lambeth J. W. Darsley.

"We live in a visually orientated society" says Lambeth chief archivist Jon Newman. "These stunning images bring London's past to life in a way that written records alone cannot. You can come face-to-face with people from the past and wonder where they came from, what their story is. The great joy of having the collection available online is that it opens our history to a modern audience, on a truly massive scale, around the world. Some of these photographs have not been brought out of a filing cabinet for generations but now you can see, and even buy, them online."

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