Old South Lambeth

Aldebert Terrace, 1912

This is Aldebert Terrace in about 1912.  The picture comes from Lambeth Council’s archive, with about 6,000 images available online at the Lambeth Landmark.  Andrew Orange has put a picture of Tradescant Road from the same set up at our neighbouring Tradescant Road and South Lambeth site, and as he observes, the street lights are many fewer than we have now – but other than that, there is little in the buildings themselves to show the passage of time.  The only real change is the faint outline of the building on the corner of Thorne Road and South Lambeth Road, now replaced by modern flats.

Curiously the picture below of St Stephen’s Terrace is dramatically less familiar – despite being taken 50 years later, just a couple of years before the old church was demolished in 1967.

St Stephen's Terace, 1965


  1. Thanks for this Stefan. Its definitely worth checking out the Lambeth Landmark website, there are loads of Albert Square pictures and a couple of pre-war ones of Wilkinson Street as well as Aldebert and St Stephens.

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  3. A great picture. A relative of mine lived in number 16 Thorne Road in 1900 – she was married but think that this was her grandparents’s house. Where in the street would this be and what type of people would they have possibly bee. I know that her grandfather was a railway police inspector. Thanks. Iain

  4. Thorne road houses were built by the Thorne Bros, 1900 occupants of Thorne road would likely have been employees of the Thorne Bros brewery – later bought by Meux, which in turn became Friary Meux

  5. does anyone know about albert buildings can you let me know where they are in lambeth

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