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VAUXHALL GARDENS 1661–1859

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NEW LINK: www. vauxhallhistory.org is a collection of essays on many aspects of the history of the Vauxhall area of London

There is also a potted history of the gardens, with illustrations, at www.vauxhallandkennington.org.uk

Items of visual interest, especially 19th century posters, but also 18th century topographical engravings and song sheets, and, remarkably, two photographs of the gardens from the 1850s, all from the Vauxhall Gardens archive at the Minet Library, Lambeth, can be seen on www.landmark.lambeth.gov.uk Photographs can be ordered from this site.

The Foundling Museum in London displays works of art by artists associated with Vauxhall, and also holds an extensive study collection of George Frederick Handel and his times, which includes topographical engravings of Vauxhall and other related material. www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

www.victorianlondon.org/entertainment/vauxhallgardens.htm is a useful site with transcriptions of 19th century writings on Vauxhall; it also has the words of some 18th century Vauxhall songs

The London Historians website launched in August 2010 as a club for Londoners who’d like to learn more about their city’s history. With visits, talks, walks, social events and discounts to selected historical attractions and exhibitions, plus a monthly gathering at a pub in London on the first Wednesday every month. www.londonhistorians.org

For a large collection of visual images of Vauxhall Gardens largely from the Peter Jackson Collection search 'Vauxhall' on the website of the Look and Learn Picture History Library