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CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
So maybe on the corner of Saltoun and Effra Roads? Now Vida Walsh.
I think Vida Walsh was a bomb site until about 1984.
I can remember when they were planning to build the Vida Walsh Centre (or Brixton Sheltered Street Scheme as it then was) and flats above. The project office was ground floor of 25 Saltoun Road.
 

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hiraethified
Anyone else tried the Holy Grail ale at the Albert?

Kinda gimmicky but it tasted alright and didn't come burdened with a hipster craft ale price tag.
 

peterkro

Greasin' on American Express card.
As far as I know Effra parade near the Brixton end.Also the lenght of time and details may be bullshit John was with someone else around that time and they were both in rehab.Make of that what you will.
 

dbs1fan

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Haven't seen any discussion on the boards about plans for a development at 141-149 Railton Rd, a site currently occupied by a derelict clinic. Gold Compass Developments invited locals to view their proposals on July 15th at Effra Space. The original plans appeared to be to build 5 three storey houses. However, this seems to have changed to a proposal for one large building referred to as a HMO. Young professionals (of course) would share kitchens, work spaces, gym, etc. whilst having their own apartment space. Not sure why GCD think this a better scheme other than potentially bringing in more money. Building looks cheap and nasty.
 

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hiraethified
Haven't seen any discussion on the boards about plans for a development at 141-149 Railton Rd, a site currently occupied by a derelict clinic. Gold Compass Developments invited locals to view their proposals on July 15th at Effra Space. The original plans appeared to be to build 5 three storey houses. However, this seems to have changed to a proposal for one large building referred to as a HMO. Young professionals (of course) would share kitchens, work spaces, gym, etc. whilst having their own apartment space. Not sure why GCD think this a better scheme other than potentially bringing in more money. Building looks cheap and nasty.
I'm trying to find the time to write a piece for Buzz about this abomination. Fancy writing something?
 

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hiraethified
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We had a pretty good night at the Effra Social tonight. It's nice to be able to play somewhere that's free to get in for our friends.....
 

Angellic

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Wandered into Poundland yesterday, the larger one near to Barnardo's. Thought it was unusually chaotic then someone mentioned that it was closing down. It had become 50penceland. Whilst I was queuing a teenager ran in looking absolutely terrified. Outside the security guard was fending off another 2 teenagers who were aggressively kicking at him. The guy inside waited a bit until things had quietened down then went to go outside. Almost everyone near to him shouted 'DON'T LEAVE'. He didn't heed the advice and hope he's ok.
Called in at Wing Tai and asked the man at the till about the proposed development. He said they'd be gone in 6 months, January. At the greengrocers\ general store next door, the guy serving said that he wasn't sure that it would happen. Fingers crossed.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Wandered into Poundland yesterday, the larger one near to Barnardo's. Thought it was unusually chaotic then someone mentioned that it was closing down. It had become 50penceland. Whilst I was queuing a teenager ran in looking absolutely terrified. Outside the security guard was fending off another 2 teenagers who were aggressively kicking at him. The guy inside waited a bit until things had quietened down then went to go outside. Almost everyone near to him shouted 'DON'T LEAVE'. He didn't heed the advice and hope he's ok.
Called in at Wing Tai and asked the man at the till about the proposed development. He said they'd be gone in 6 months, January. At the greengrocers\ general store next door, the guy serving said that he wasn't sure that it would happen. Fingers crossed.
Isn't this the site of the mooted Ho;frate Hotel? Don't suppose they want a Poundland underneath.
 

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hiraethified
Wandered into Poundland yesterday, the larger one near to Barnardo's. Thought it was unusually chaotic then someone mentioned that it was closing down. It had become 50penceland. Whilst I was queuing a teenager ran in looking absolutely terrified. Outside the security guard was fending off another 2 teenagers who were aggressively kicking at him. The guy inside waited a bit until things had quietened down then went to go outside. Almost everyone near to him shouted 'DON'T LEAVE'. He didn't heed the advice and hope he's ok.
I feel sorry for the Poundland staff.
 
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