Southwark Council


Patricia Dark - Archivist

Patrica Dark, Archivist for the London Borough of Southwark, speaks about the exciting range of material she oversees, and the interesting people she gets to meet as part of her job.

From saving architectural drawings from the bin to helping with police investigations, you never know what useful information you might find. Patricia talks about two of her favorite collections; the Pat Brown Papers, the extensive writings of an insightful, everyday Peckham woman, and the Crutchley Archive, an invaluable record of 18th Century textile dying which has since been recognized as part of 'UK Memory of the World Register'.


Film Collections:

Southwark Archives Films:

Southwark Heritage Collections Website:

Southwark Heritage Blog:

UNESCO UK Memory of the World Inscriptions, 2020: