Brady's, Brixton (Railway Hotel): history, chat and plans

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by citydreams, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Thaw - people use the word community as a feel good word to denote a neighbourhood where local residents all talk to each and have shared values. However as we are all aware within a neighbourhood there can be many communities (even the cosy world of urban75 has a varied of communities with differing opinions). Wahaca has said they offer community spaces but to which of Brixton's communities? I'm sure they are open to all but what is the cost of using this space? Some community projects would not want to spend money on where they go to have a meeting or will find it odd that some of those attending a meeting in that space would not be able to afford to eat there.

    People can offer facilities til they are blue in the face but if they are not of service to the local people or they don't make sure that the community know about them, they become redundant. I'm sure someone will use their community spaces but you might just find it's more likely to be the wealthier newer members of Brixton than the more established communities (although of course not all over the established older community are poor or less wealthy than the new comers!)
     
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  2. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    tbh it could have been much worse. Wahaca at least does okay food at fairly affordable prices. Depends what you compare it to I suppose. Worse than something of actual community use but better than a Slug and Lettuce. I suppose that's damning it with faint praise, but the food really isn't bad :D
     
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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I remember asking the developers of the Canterbury for details about how their vaguely proposed 'community space' may actually be used and who they expected to be using it. And their answers were much in line with your comments above.
     
  4. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I recently filled in a survey instigated by an Urbanite about an excellent but sorely under-utilised community space local to me and what people really want from it. It will be interesting to hear what comes out of it. She has not posted on here for a couple of months.
     
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  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Only if you find vagueness-to-the-point-of-incomprehensibility "good enough".
    "Space for community events" could mean literally anything, including "you can use our broom cupboard once a year" or "we'll charge you 'mate rates' to hire our rooms, rather than the full wonga".
     
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Just stumbled across these two pics from when Brady's was squatted some 13 years ago. They put on some really interesting events there for a while.

    bradys1.jpg bradys.jpg
    isvicthere?
     
  7. playghirl

    playghirl Well-Known Member

    My second wedding party was in there, we left and were involved in a 6 car police chase up past a long queue at the fridge bar, we were caught up near The Windmill... We'll it is a long story...1997/1998 it was... My first wedding party/ reception was in The Queen, I host salubrious wedding, does I! Brixton, I love you!
     
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  8. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  9. playghirl

    playghirl Well-Known Member

    I'd forgotten lit by candlelight. I'd go in in the morning in winter if I wasn't working and get warm by the little 3 bar radiator. Mid 90s!
     
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That'll be because it was cold.
     
  11. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    That second one looks pretty hipsterish to me. But if it was 10+ years ago maybe they were ahead of the curve
     
  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The last thing you'd find in a nineties squat is young people wearing consciously alternative outfits. All clothing and accessories were 100% functional.
     
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    What are you on about, please? I know it's bound to be something sneery and condescending, but this latest post from you seems particularly bizarre.
     
  14. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Yes - a raggedy edged jumper was suitable for vomiting over after over indulging. Totally functional.
     
  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    The curly hat looks very cosy.
     
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

  17. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    In the Prince Albert?
     
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  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    [​IMG]

    The old pub A-board was only briefly stored at the Albert after the eviction of Rushcroft Road. Fair breaks my 'eart to see, it it does

    [​IMG]

    I'm guessing Wahaca will just shove up one of these somewhere and bang on about keeping the heritage alive or summat.
     
  19. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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  20. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I have heard that they are planning a Brady's Burrito and and a Clash Caipirinha.
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Wouldn't it simply be divine if the well heeled folks from the edgily named Brady's block in Brixton Square could toodle across to Wahaca and enjoy a Brady's Burrito? That would work on so many levels of nu-coolness.
     
  22. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Washed down with a Hendrix and Tonic.
     
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  23. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Just walked past, it looks awful. Such a shame, I wish they'd been obliged to retain more of the character of the building.
     
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  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The interior has been completely ripped out. It could be one of countless trendy bar/restaurants anywhere in the UK, such is the total removal of any character or original features.
     
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  25. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The multi million business is doing awfully well too.

     
  28. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Let's hope their profits go through the floor then and they go out of business and stop employing people. That way we can get Bradys back to what it used to be.
     
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  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    What a strange comment.
     
  30. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Regular financial tit bits are a great way of attracting new readers to Urban who would normally only have time for a cursory 10 minutes perusing the FT in between deals. A kind of Brixton Reuters or Bloomberg, as it were. Good work!
     
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