Just in time for X-mas!
1 The ultimate ‘little history’ of Vauxhall 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.
3 A comprehensive and pleasurable cultural history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens by David Coke & Alan Borg
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
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.”