Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library

We are the friends of the Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP. For official information about the library, including opening hours and contact details, please visit the library’s own website here.

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The man who put the “Vaux” into Vauxhall

 Tuesday September 1st 7pm (doors open at 6.45)


We get ‘Vauxhall’ from ‘Falkes’s Hall’ – ‘Falkes’ being Falkes de Breauté, a strong-arm man for Bad King John. Falkes rose to rank, power and riches at the time of Magna Carta, 800 years ago this year. Violent and rapacious, Falkes could double for a character out of Game of Thrones – see which Gamester most resembles the knavish knight who put the Vaux into Vauxhall.

A talk by Ross Davies, author of Vauxhall: A Little History and chairman of the Vauxhall Society.

This talk is jointly organised by Friends of TSL and the Vauxhall Society, and forms part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival in September. You can pick up the brochure showing the full programme, at the library, or download it at

Admission free. Refreshments available.







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