Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Spring 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I'm pretty sure that Peter Mahew the Star Wars wookie actor lived in Effra Court, bottom of Brixton Hill in the early 1980s.

    The IMDB biography online says Mahew was born in Barnes, and worked at Kings College Hospital as an orderly prior to being talent spotted.

    He had a one bedroom flat upstairs in the block (price at the time would have been maybe £16,000 - £18,000 top wack).
    He complained that he had problems with Lambeth rates department. Being an actor he had a lot of time "resting" and apparently whilst Lambeth would sign you on for Rate benefit if you were unemployed, they couldn't cope with signing people on, then signing off a few weeks later.

    I only got to know him (assuming he is the one) because Peter Mahew was one of many leaseholders in the block who formed a residents group to oppose measures the new owners of Effra Court were trying to impose measures to extract "value" from leaseholders - like compulsory new windows and lease extensions.

    It seems Peter Mahew moved to America where he became an American citizen in 2005.
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    Our former great leader.
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    Utterly pointless sign on the Ovalhouse Theatre site
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    Looks like the Wine Parlour are opening up in the Villaaaage #perfectmatch
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    Now confirmed. Rah rah!

    Oh, and they're coming to Half Moon Lane soon too.
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  10. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Already closed down in Herne Hill afaik.

    I quite like the Wine Parlour and it’s run by locals who also operate the bar in The Hideaway in Streatham.
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    Personally, I hate the place.

    The Vintage 1824 store in Herne Hill is still listed as open (described as 'peak gentility' by The Times).

  12. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    It definitely closed a while back and the site is up for rent. Interesting that it failed in ostensibly a more wealthy and middle class area.
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  13. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Hey older drinkers in Brixton! hooray - I'm so fed up on the very rare occasion I venture into Brixton for a drink (early of course as I have no ID) that I'm usually twice the age of the average punter. If only crap beer is on offer (as it is in so many Brixtone establishments) then I quite like drinking wine. I did think that the Wine Parlour looked a bit pretentious when I've walked by it before, but I'll certainly have another look now, thanks editor.
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    if that's the kind of place you like to hang out, enjoy!
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    Perhaps they couldn't achieve the required footfall compared to Brixton which is already high on the list for wildly expensive restaurants and cocktail bars.
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  18. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    On behalf of Brixton Windmill, many many thanks! X
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  19. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Also - thanks again on behalf of KidsCity
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    ricbake working out how

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    ricbake working out how

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  24. theboris

    theboris Well-Known Member

    Nice weather for ducks. I just spotted a pair of of them in Rush Common, I'm guessing refugees from Brockwell Park duck pond. In other news, the scaffolding is coming down from McDonalds
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    Blooming heck it's belting it down.

  27. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Me three
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    Albert toilets still looking exquisite

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    Here's one for those folks who are always having those 'occasional treats.' Veggies and vegans can fuck off, apparently.

  30. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    It says vegan or veggie options available if you let them know in advance. £30 is v cheap for 5 courses tbh. As is 5 wines for £18. You’d struggle to get even the teeniest of wines for £3 a glass anywhere.

    ETA my maths is off. It’s £3.60 a glass which is still cheap.
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