Launch of History Hear - Oral memories of Herne Hill - Wednesday 16 March, 6:30pm at Carnegie Library

A new local oral history project is now underway. You can listen to the first batch of interviews on the web.

Our aim is to collect and share many more recollections of life in Herne Hill, such as celebrations and floods, whether from long ago or more recently. We are keen to find and interview people who have lived or worked here over a long period. And you do not have to have been born before 1945 to take part!

'History Hear: oral memories of Herne Hill' is led by a small team of volunteers and is still in its infancy. We hope it will continue for many years. The material will eventually be deposited with Lambeth and Southwark Archives.

As well as hearing from people who might be interviewed, we would be grateful for assistance from anyone with interviewing or audio editing skills. We are also keen to make copies of photos of Herne Hill taken after 1930 that we can use to prompt memories.

History Hear will be officially launched at the Carnegie Library on 16 March, at 6.30pm. Please email or contact Carnegie Library if you would like to come.

To hear Maude Estwick recall Prince Charles's visit to Poplar Road, and much else, go to

Follow on Twitter: @hernehillsoc @hernehillforum #historyhear