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Kennington Collection

Kennington: A Historic Hub of Culture and Sports From its bustling Underground Tube Train station to its iconic landmarks

Background imageKennington Collection: Underground Tube Train

Underground Tube Train
A Northern Line train on its way to Kennington, via Charing Cross emerges overground from a tunnel

Background imageKennington Collection: Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageKennington Collection: West Brom Football Team

West Brom Football Team
WEST BROMWICH ALBION The team that beat Preston North End in the FA Cup Final at Kennington Oval, March 24th 1888, by 2-1

Background imageKennington Collection: Percy in Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Percy in Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageKennington Collection: Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageKennington Collection: Cricket at The Oval c1855

Cricket at The Oval c1855
A cricket match taking place at The Oval cricket ground in Kennington, London. The Oval is the home of Surrey County Cricket Club and was the first ground in England to host a test match in 1880

Background imageKennington Collection: The Horns Tavern, Kennington, in 1820, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

The Horns Tavern, Kennington, in 1820, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
The Horns Tavern, Kennington, in 1820, (c1878). The Horns tavern in Kennington, south London, acted as a meeting place, lecture hall and exhibition space

Background imageKennington Collection: Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883

Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883
Engraving showing a number of scenes from the F.A. Cup Final of 1883, played between Blackburn Olympic and the Old Etonians at Kennington Oval, London. The match was won by Blackburn 2-1

Background imageKennington Collection: LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth

LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth
Built by the London County Council, Kennington fire station was located in Renfrew Road, Lower Kennington, South London. Seen here are its horse drawn escape ladder

Background imageKennington Collection: GLC-LFB Fire in Lambeth Road, SE11

GLC-LFB Fire in Lambeth Road, SE11
A Merryweather turntable ladder stands ready whilst fire crews wearing Proto oxygen breathing apparatus tackle a blaze in Victoria House & Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road, South Lambeth

Background imageKennington Collection: Blackburn Rovers vs. Notts County F. A. Cup Final, 1891

Blackburn Rovers vs. Notts County F. A. Cup Final, 1891
Engraving of the Football Association Cup Final between Blackburn Rovers and Notts County, played at the Kennington Oval, London, on 21st March 1891. The game was won by Blackburn Rovers 3-1

Background imageKennington Collection: Photograph of Faunce Arms, Kennington, London

Photograph of Faunce Arms, Kennington, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1934

Background imageKennington Collection: Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageKennington Collection: Woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, London

Woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, London
A woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, at Kennington, London, wearing belted jacket (summer uniform), helmet with badge, white shirt and tie, and duty armband. Date: 1933

Background imageKennington Collection: White Horse Hill, Chislehurst View from pub window

White Horse Hill, Chislehurst View from pub window
White Horse Hill, Chislehurst. View from pub window. 21017 Private P. J. Hill, D Company, 20Th Battalion, The County Of London Regiment. Studied At Lambeth School Of Art, St

Background imageKennington Collection: Guard Room (at gate), Cliffe Fort, Hoo peninsula, Kent

Guard Room (at gate), Cliffe Fort, Hoo peninsula, Kent
Guard Room (at gate), Cliffe Fort, near the village of Cliffe on the Hoo peninsula in Kent. 21017 Private P. J. Hill, D Company, 20Th Battalion, The County Of London Regiment

Background imageKennington Collection: Aladdin, Kennington Theatre, South London

Aladdin, Kennington Theatre, South London, 24 December 1904. Powerful Company, Beautiful Scenery, Charming Ballets, Augmented Orchestra, Ballet & Chorus of 100. 1904

Background imageKennington Collection: The First London County Council (engraving)

The First London County Council (engraving)
1055803 The First London County Council (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The First London County Council)

Background imageKennington Collection: LCC-MFB Kennington fire station, London SE11

LCC-MFB Kennington fire station, London SE11
Built by the Metropolitan Board of Works (the forerunner of the London County Council) and opened in 1870, Kennington fire station was located in Refrew Road, Lower Kennington

Background imageKennington Collection: Water Polo Match at the Crown Baths, Kennington Oval, Uk, 1890 Engraving

Water Polo Match at the Crown Baths, Kennington Oval, Uk, 1890 Engraving

Background imageKennington Collection: Chartists processing from the mass meeting on Kennington Common towards Blackfriars Bridge, London

Chartists processing from the mass meeting on Kennington Common towards Blackfriars Bridge, London
530816 Chartists processing from the mass meeting on Kennington Common towards Blackfriars Bridge, London, where the police stopped them crossing the Thames: 10 April 1848

Background imageKennington Collection: A crowd returning from Epson Races, 1850

A crowd returning from Epson Races, 1850
3330965 A crowd returning from Epson Races, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a crowd returning from Epson Race, being held up at the Toll Gate at Kennington)

Background imageKennington Collection: Mass meeting of Chartists on Kennington Common, London, 10 April 1848

Mass meeting of Chartists on Kennington Common, London, 10 April 1848. In centre is the wagon carrying Fergus
530818 Mass meeting of Chartists on Kennington Common, London, 10 April 1848. In centre is the wagon carrying Fergus O'Connor and the other delegates

Background imageKennington Collection: 19th century illustration, showing Vauxhall Gardens, London; 1750

19th century illustration, showing Vauxhall Gardens, London; 1750. Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden in Kennington
5310713 19th century illustration, showing Vauxhall Gardens, London; 1750. Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden in Kennington on the south bank of the River Thames

Background imageKennington Collection: A crowd returning from Epson Races, 1850

A crowd returning from Epson Races, 1850
3330760 A crowd returning from Epson Races, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a crowd returning from Epson Race, being held up at the Toll Gate at Kennington)

Background imageKennington Collection: Kennington, from the Green, 1780, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Kennington, from the Green, 1780, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Kennington, from the Green, 1780, (c1878). Dray-horse and cart with beer barrels outside a tavern in the village of Kennington, (now part of south London)

Background imageKennington Collection: Kennington Park Estate: Lohmann House, London, 1936 (b / w photo)

Kennington Park Estate: Lohmann House, London, 1936 (b / w photo)
1812627 Kennington Park Estate: Lohmann House, London, 1936 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); London Metropolitan Archives, City of London; (add.info.: Lambeth)

Background imageKennington Collection: Mr W Kemp with the old Kennington Toll Gate. The old Kennington toll-gate which was

Mr W Kemp with the old Kennington Toll Gate. The old Kennington toll-gate which was removed many years ago from its original position at the northern end of Brixton Road, SW

Background imageKennington Collection: General views of tower blocks. Brandon Estate, Kennington, London. 31st January 1989

General views of tower blocks. Brandon Estate, Kennington, London. 31st January 1989

Background imageKennington Collection: Oxford OX1 5 Map

Oxford OX1 5 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Oxford OX1 5

Background imageKennington Collection: The Woman in the Case, Kennington Theatre, London

The Woman in the Case, Kennington Theatre, London
The Woman in the Case, at the Kennington Theatre, London, a Frank Weathersby production, previously at the Garrick Theatre and the New Theatre. 1915

Background imageKennington Collection: England wins The Ashes against Australia, Oval Cricket Ground, London, 1926, (1935)

England wins The Ashes against Australia, Oval Cricket Ground, London, 1926, (1935). The enthusiastic crowd swarming across the ground to congratulate the English team

Background imageKennington Collection: International Cricket Match at Kennington Oval, late 19th century. Creator: Unknown

International Cricket Match at Kennington Oval, late 19th century. Creator: Unknown
International Cricket Match at Kennington Oval, late 19th century. Male spectators at a cricket match at the Oval cricket ground in Lambeth, south London

Background imageKennington Collection: England, London, Kennington, Vauxhall Gardens, Japanese Peace Pagoda and River Thames

England, London, Kennington, Vauxhall Gardens, Japanese Peace Pagoda and River Thames

Background imageKennington Collection: Watching Cricket at The Oval, From a Gasometer

Watching Cricket at The Oval, From a Gasometer
A test match between England and New Zealand at The Oval, Kennington. The spectators in the foreground have scaled a nearby gasometer. Date: 1931

Background imageKennington Collection: Vauxhall Gardens, people enjoying the music coming form the bandstand. Date: 1800

Vauxhall Gardens, people enjoying the music coming form the bandstand. Date: 1800

Background imageKennington Collection: The Brit Oval

The Brit Oval Brit Oval, Kennington, London Npower 5th Test The Ashes Brit Oval, Kennington, London 09 September 2005 Date: 09 September 2005

Background imageKennington Collection: The Kennington Theatre, Kennington Park Road, Kennington (formerly - The Princess of Waless Theatre)

The Kennington Theatre, Kennington Park Road, Kennington (formerly - The Princess of Waless Theatre) - damaged by German bombing in 1943 and subsequently demolished. Date: 1906

Background imageKennington Collection: John Tradescants House at Kennington (engraving)

John Tradescants House at Kennington (engraving)
670586 John Tradescants House at Kennington (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Tradescants House at Kennington)

Background imageKennington Collection: Kennington Turnpike Gate (engraving)

Kennington Turnpike Gate (engraving)
602479 Kennington Turnpike Gate (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kennington Turnpike Gate, London)

Background imageKennington Collection: The 'Horns'Tavern, Kennington, in 1820 (engraving)

The "Horns"Tavern, Kennington, in 1820 (engraving)
2816958 The " Horns" Tavern, Kennington, in 1820 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The " Horns" Tavern, Kennington, in 1820)

Background imageKennington Collection: Leaves from life: two types of music from either end of the social spectrum

Leaves from life: two types of music from either end of the social spectrum, a new series of studies by Edmund Blampied. A charity concert and In the backwoods of Kennington - the lodger. Date: 1933

Background imageKennington Collection: Dorothy Mather as Cigarette in Under Two Flags, at the Kennington Theatre, London

Dorothy Mather as Cigarette in Under Two Flags, at the Kennington Theatre, London, based on Ouidas novel of 1867. Date: early 20th century

Background imageKennington Collection: Photograph of Three Stags PH, Kennington, London

Photograph of Three Stags PH, Kennington, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageKennington Collection: Sketch of Tankard PH, Kennington, London

Sketch of Tankard PH, Kennington, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Sketch of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Nothing for the Tankard

Background imageKennington Collection: Photograph of Tankard PH, Kennington, London

Photograph of Tankard PH, Kennington, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageKennington Collection: Photograph of Printers Arms, Kennington, London

Photograph of Printers Arms, Kennington, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1913




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Kennington: A Historic Hub of Culture and Sports From its bustling Underground Tube Train station to its iconic landmarks, it has long been a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of London. In 1959, acclaimed filmmaker Karel Reisz and cinematographer Walter Lassally captured the spirit of this area in their documentary "We Are The Lambeth Boys, " showcasing the lively atmosphere that permeated through every street. Sports enthusiasts have also found solace in Kennington, with West Brom Football Team leaving an indelible mark on the community. Their passion for the game echoed through every match they played, inspiring young talents like Percy who starred in Reisz's film. Cricket aficionados can trace back their beloved sport to The Oval circa 1855 when matches were held there. This historic venue witnessed countless memorable moments that shaped cricket history forever. For those seeking a taste of old-world charm, The Horns Tavern stands as a testament to Kennington's rich heritage. Its existence since 1820 is a reminder of how this area has evolved over time while still preserving its historical roots. Safety has always been paramount in Kennington, evident from the presence of LCC-LFB Kennington fire station. These brave firefighters have protected Lambeth for years, responding swiftly to emergencies and ensuring residents' well-being. The FA Cup Finals hold special significance here too; Blackburn Olympic faced off against Old Etonians in 1883 and Blackburn Rovers clashed with Notts County in 1891. These thrilling encounters brought together football enthusiasts from far and wide to witness history unfold on these hallowed grounds. Through it all, Karel Reisz continued his exploration of life in Lambeth with his masterpiece "We Are The Lambeth Boys. " His lens captured both joyous moments and challenges faced by individuals within this vibrant community during that era. Even amidst adversity like GLC-LFB Fire on Lambeth Road, Kennington's resilience shines through.