Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Kennington, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.
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My mother was a patient at the sanatorium in the early 1950s. She suffered from TB and died in 1955, though not in the sanatorium. My father and I made weekly visits by Wootten's coach from Lewisham. There nearest I was ever allowed to get was to wave to her from the coach park while she stood on a (...Read full memory)
I was a patient at Grosvenor Sanatorium from 1941 - 1943. I was 19 and recovering from TB with many other patients. Despite our illness they were happy times. We produced and starred in our own concerts. We had our own radio station operated by us and we took requests for songs. I am 82 years old now (...Read full memory)