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Professionals send Brixton property prices surging by 15%

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    You should have got your parents to buy you a flat and hold on to it for when you were old enough ;)
  2. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Tbf many of the people moving in now weren't born then :D

    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 :confused:
    boohoo likes this.
  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    If only my mum had gone with my plan of giving my child benefit directly to me.
  4. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I've had emails from people moaning that my photos don't show off Brixton in a 'nice enough light.'

    :facepalm:
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    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 :hmm:
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    She probably had to spend it converting her house to enable little people to live there comfortably
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    FFS :facepalm:

    You obviously need more features on cupcake shops etc.
    _angel_ likes this.
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    more soft focus :mad:
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    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 :D

    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 :D
  10. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    Cos it was a dangerous shithole? It's been 'up and coming for years' it's still dangerous in parts.
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    chancery lane
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    good
  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    More graffiti :mad:

    (Never thought I'd hear myself say that!)
  14. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    The Dogstar tried to be one in the early 90s. Got burnt down for its troubles.
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    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
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Yeah, but it only tried
  17. ash

    ash Inittogether

    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!
    nipsla likes this.
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    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 :D
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    imagine what would have happened to it if it had succeeded
  20. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    All is not lost. Here's the top Google image search results for Brixton (that's my Vodafone protest pic at the top)

    del.jpg
  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    i think you've got the light about right.
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    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.
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    and pretty popular with sex tourists, apparently
    Minnie_the_Minx likes this.
  24. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    I think this year might be my 20th anniversary of living in Brickers. :eek:
  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I don't like that last one. It makes it look very welcoming :hmm:
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  26. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    I have a brill photo from one of the riots. I must scan it one of these days.
  27. Winot

    Winot Win not Whine

    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.
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    One of the mini riots in the 90s?
  29. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    yes, one of the mini riots.
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    compared to 1981 or 2011 most riots are mini riots.

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