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  • Artists in Waterloo #6: Sarah Gray

    Throughout Waterloo Festival 2020, we've been platforming artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo. She is a proud resident of SE1 and is delighted to be taking part in the Waterloo Festival. That is why the Waterloo Festival – and being part of it is so important – its shows how our community is still flourishing by sharing in creativity and supporting each other.

  • The Battle of Waterloo Road

    Situated in the heart of London, Waterloo has its share of war ravaging stories. The shelter was entered by stairs from the churchyard at the south west corner of the church, and there were also six emergency exits. This Waterloo Church, stoutly built by fine builders, took the shock and shuddered to its depths. They were a typical local family; married at St John’s, they had lived in Waterloo all their married life, and Mrs Gibbs’ parents lived nearby. In The Battle of Waterloo Road, Capa and Forbes-Robertson recorded their lives and the lives of many the diverse Waterloo community – wardens, caretakers, a charlady, and “Kate my jewel” (the Vicar’s term for her), a tramp who in summer hawked lavender in the country, and thanks to the war was now able to get regular shelter at night. (...)

  • The story of Waterloo #6: What did they do with the old Waterloo Bridge?

    I first encountered the shade of Old Waterloo Bridge while exploring the heights of Belsize Park. A baluster from Old Waterloo Bridge (Antrim Park, Belsize Park) Photo: Matt Brown Turns out: no. The current Waterloo Bridge was built within living memory. A few further examples of the granite balusters can still be seen beneath the northern end of Waterloo Bridge. More information about Old Waterloo Bridge can be found in Matt’s longer article for Matt Brown is editor-at-large of, a website about London and everything in it.

  • Artists in Waterloo #5: Chris Horner

    Throughout the Waterloo Festival 2020, we've been platforming artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo.

  • The Story of Waterloo #11: The Queen's Walk Trees

    ." – Jenny O'Neill 1926 The Royal Fine Arts Commission write a letter to the London County Council (LCC) regarding the new Waterloo Bridge. They state that the riverfront must be developed so as to enhance the greatest environmental asset of the Capital city – the river. 1934 LCC promote a bill to develop and open up South Bank. 1939 Powers granted to develop Thames South Bank and the River Wall to “beyond Waterloo Bridge”. They describe “new riverside gardens with a continuous promenade through an avenue of trees between County Hall and Waterloo Bridge”. 1964 A revised scheme shows the river wall complete and riverside garden leading to a new residential development. 1965 Development of tree bank begins by Greater London Council (GLC) who take over from LCC. 1970 - 73 In this three year period there is a significant planting of trees and shrubs. 1974 A letter is sent to Waterloo Community Development Group (WCDG) from GLC leader: “The Council’s long-term intention is for the existing river wall and riverside walk in front of the National Theatre to be extended along the Kings Reach development to the new length adjoining Blackfriars Bridge, so as to give a complete riverside facility between the two bridges, and to reclaim the land behind it probably for public open space. Leeds) Port of London Archives Waterloo Community Development Group

  • Waterloo at home #1: What is your Waterloo? (call out)

    Over the course of a series of features and blogposts, Flux Soup are presenting Waterloo at Home; a sensory journey through a Waterloo micro World. 📢 We would love you to tell us about your Waterloo. What makes Waterloo special to you? We want your images and stories about Waterloo and its community.

  • The story of Waterloo #8: London College of Printing

    by Jenny O'Neill In 1988 I moved into what was once called Princes Meadows – the part of Waterloo around what is now Hatfields and Stamford Street. Image: Lambeth Archives Pupils parading at the Benevolent Society of St Patrick in Stamford Street, Waterloo.

  • Waterloo at home #2: Flux Soup ‘Fanatical Botanicals’

    Over the course of a series of features and blogposts, Flux Soup are presenting Waterloo at Home; a sensory journey through a Waterloo micro World. Waterloo Millennium Green. Drained in the 18th century and remembered in the Lower Marsh street name; some time after Waterloo station opened in 1848, it became known as Waterloo. He was buried in the churchyard of St-Mary-at-Lambeth, as was his son. The building of Waterloo Station in 1848 made the area a very important business and travel hub.

  • Artists in Waterloo #3 - Susan Haire

    Every Tuesday for the duration of Waterloo Festival 2020, we'll be meeting an artist who either lives in or is connected to Waterloo. Susan Haire, our guest this week, not only lives and has a studio in Waterloo but was also the curator of 'Nothing Endures but Change', a sculpture exhibition in St John’s churchyard for Waterloo Festival 2018. My studio has been in The Cello Factory, in Waterloo, since 2006. I have made Leavers’ work from litter I’ve picked-up in the street and put in my pocket while walking around Waterloo (13, 14).

  • Women of Waterloo and Lambeth #2

    We asked Lorraine Spenceley, from the Creative Curve Theatre Company, to write a set of fictional monologues which give a little insight into women's roles in Waterloo. We launched last week with Dorothy, representing the large female workforce who at the height of WWII were employed with the task of rebuilding Waterloo Bridge.

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