Books about Vauxhall

Just in time for X-mas!

1 The ultimate ‘little history’ of Vauxhall by Ross Davies

http://www.vauxhallcivicsociety.org.uk/2010/07/vauxhall-a-little-history-by-ross-davies/

2 Gabriel Gbadamosi ‘Vauxhall’

The author spent his childhood in Vauxhall, in a neighbourhood that has since been demolished; the rubble provided the basis for the mounts and hillocks of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vauxhall-Gabriel-Gbadamosi/dp/1846591465

3 A comprehensive and pleasurable cultural history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens by David Coke & Alan Borg

http://www.vauxhallgardens.com/vauxhall_gardens_thebook_page.html

4 This one is centred on the history of St Peters Church edited by Tim Clifford

“Did you know there was a fireworks tower on the site of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens?  150 years ago it burned down, and a very fine church rose up:  St Peter’s, Vauxhall.  An eclectic bunch of locals, from teenagers to 97-year-olds and nuns to cabaret artists, have written a book to celebrate.” (from: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/from-vauxhall-pleasure-gdns-to-vice-in-fww-friends-of-durning-library-talks/  For more information http://www.vauxhallcivicsociety.org.uk/2014/05/st-peters-and-308-kennington-lane-where-a-little-of-the-original-vauxhall-gardens-lingers-to-this-day/

5  ‘Via Vauxhall’ photobook of Vauxhall by Niall Mcdiarmid

http://www.niallmcdiarmid.com/books.php

6 Vauxhall Sex and Entertainment by Penelope J. Corfield

“By studying Vauxhall’s rise and fall, we can understand the upheavals of the entertainment sector in the ‘modern’city.”

 https://sites.google.com/site/historysocialaction/vauxhall-sex-and-entertainment

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