Canterbury Arms, Brixton to be turned into flats - planning application

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by colacubes, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I'll have to give that a go. Probably my favourite part of London round that area
  2. footballerslegs

    footballerslegs Well-Known Member

    I think the corridor to the ladies deserves a photo (no really) as the tiling is tremendous.
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm going to pop down soon and do a whole load more photos.
  4. BPR

    BPR New Member

    Does anyone know if it's still open? I was planning on watching the rugby in there next week to pay my last respects...
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yep. Probably be open for another couple of months yet.
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  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Unless Lambeth get their finger out with "Brixton Central" the inhabitants of the 20 luxury and 11 shared ownership flats due on the site of the pub will have the exotic container-city business park for their neighbours.
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Great pics of the Canterbury. I took some but only 1 was good. Can't upload it properly - sorry

    Attached Files:

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  9. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    This was just posted on Facebook. :(:(:(

    An open letter to The Canterbury Arms community.

    Dear friends,

    It is with extreme sadness that I announce the demise of ‘The Canterbury Arms’ Brixton.

    The bar will cease trading on the 5th September 2015, this closure reflects the insatiable appetite of property developers for backstreet corner sites that will be developed into flats for tenants who live in far off lands, and these developers call it progress which maybe so…
    But where do local people who want to be part of a community and their friends and relatives go to socialise. Over the years the Canterbury has celebrated weddings, christenings, birthdays, funerals and anniversaries from all cultures. There have been many club and music nights over the years, too many to mention, which have reflected the diverse communities which makes up the melting pot that Brixton personifies.

    In my tenure as manager of this venerable establishment, my wife Mary, daughters Michelle and Mary-Lisa and of course Eamon have come to know and respect the locals and felt part of the community. We have made many friends and a few enemies, but that is life. So it is with extreme sorrow that we say goodbye to the pub that became home for me and my family over a very long period.

    As I have said to the many friends and acquaintances who we have met over the years, through concerts at the academy, parties and celebrations – it has been a pleasure to know and serve you, even bar some of you on occasion.

    There will be a final night of celebration with the legendary Gerry who has DJ’d for the last 20 years here and who is a great friend on Saturday, 29th August – you are all welcome!

    Slán & Beannacht

    Brian, Mary, Michelle, Mary-Lisa & Eamon
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  10. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    that's shit.
  11. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    A real shame
  12. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    so terrible and so unfair that it's happening so suddenly. i thought we'd get more so sad.
  13. technical

    technical stripey

    This really does suck.
  14. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    It just doesn't seem right. :(
  15. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    I've only been there once or twice but a real shame to see another Brixton boozer go.
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  16. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    And it'll only get worse as more and more PubCos go for the quick money. :(
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  18. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    i fear for our high streets in general. supermarkets. out of town shopping "mals". internet. what will england look like in twenty years. pound lands. hairdressers. supermarkets. fast food outlets.
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  19. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Er... I think you'll find Brixton will have boutique beard barbers and pop up pasty parlours thank you very much
  20. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Already looks like that round my way :D
  21. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Too bad, have fond memories of the Canterbury, and the bar staff.
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  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    no, the tide will have turned against beards and people sporting them will be shunned as centres of pestilence
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  23. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    well that's better than what it looks like round my way :D

    (only joking croydonites!)
  24. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    And estate agencies. Don't forget estate agencies.
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  25. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  28. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    It's the people that make it. I just play the songs. We're lucky to have the best loveliest folk for regulars.

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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  30. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Fantastic photos, wish I could have been there.
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