Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 11, 2012.
You should have got your parents to buy you a flat and hold on to it for when you were old enough
Tbf many of the people moving in now weren't born then
I don't know, I'm massively conflicted about this whole thing. Whilst, I'm really pleased that money's coming into the area, and some parts of the market etc. are doing well, I'm so irritated by feeling like I live in the middle of Thorpe Park with people wandering around at the weekends with their massive cameras getting excited about how "edgy" and "vibrant it it is. And some of the traders who have been here for years are going to the wall due to rent rises and stuff, plus friends looking like they'll have to move away as they just can't afford it any more. So jury's out really
If only my mum had gone with my plan of giving my child benefit directly to me.
I've had emails from people moaning that my photos don't show off Brixton in a 'nice enough light.'
I can't see exactly where he's going in the City, but there's no way it could takethat long to cycle it if I can walk from Westminster to Brixton in 1 hour and 20 minutes
She probably had to spend it converting her house to enable little people to live there comfortably
You obviously need more features on cupcake shops etc.
more soft focus
Yes, I realise that, but I meant yuppies in the 80s, which I followed up with the comment that there weren't nearly as many
And as any of us know from Only Fools and Horses, yuppies drank in wine bars in the 80s and I don't think Brixton had any of them
Cos it was a dangerous shithole? It's been 'up and coming for years' it's still dangerous in parts.
(Never thought I'd hear myself say that!)
The Dogstar tried to be one in the early 90s. Got burnt down for its troubles.
Oh, I worked there for a long while and don't remember the walk back ever taking that long, although admittedly it was a very rare occasion that I walked, but thinking about it, I can believe that the walk would be 1hr 40, but not a cycle ride
Yeah, but it only tried
Well the quote in the E'S said that Brixton market was just like Thailand presumably this is exactly due to the number of tourists with cameras and backpacks rather then the masses of Thais roaming around!
I wouldn't say it was any more dangerous in 1985 when I moved here than it is now. In fact, I feel more worried now, although that may be more to do with I'm not as young and bold nowadays
imagine what would have happened to it if it had succeeded
All is not lost. Here's the top Google image search results for Brixton (that's my Vodafone protest pic at the top)
i think you've got the light about right.
Why Thailand and not Morocco or anywhere else in the world eh, other than Thailand's probably the most popular place for gap yearers/backpackers etc.
and pretty popular with sex tourists, apparently
I think this year might be my 20th anniversary of living in Brickers.
I don't like that last one. It makes it look very welcoming
I have a brill photo from one of the riots. I must scan it one of these days.
That's not my actual route - it's the Google maps walking route (hence the timing). Laziest way to get rough indication of shortest route.
One of the mini riots in the 90s?
yes, one of the mini riots.
compared to 1981 or 2011 most riots are mini riots.
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