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Gramsci

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hiraethified
I don't know why the council would want to encourage the night time economy when its to the detriment of the day time economy and the local residents, I don't understand that.
Day time economy = dull and boring = not pressing any nu-Labour buttons
Night time economy = vibrant and exciting nu-Brixton = more lolly for Lambeth's coffers.
 

mx wcfc

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Day time economy = dull and boring = not pressing any nu-Labour buttons
Night time economy = vibrant and exciting nu-Brixton = more lolly for Lambeth's coffers.
Christ, when I lived there all the pubs chucked you out at 10 past 11.00! I probably didn't know the best pubs though.
 

editor

hiraethified
Christ, when I lived there all the pubs chucked you out at 10 past 11.00! I probably didn't know the best pubs though.
You never frequented Brady's or the old Queen? They tended to be a little 'loose' with the licensing laws! :D
 

mx wcfc

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I was a 19 year old student, up from the sticks. Early 80s. Old White Horse was my local. We went to The Railway on Saturday lunchtimes after selling Socialist Worker at the tube station, and the Prince of Wales sometimes. Otherwise, I stuck to the (cheap beer) student union bar in central London. Just didn't know my way around.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Day time economy = dull and boring = not pressing any nu-Labour buttons
Night time economy = vibrant and exciting nu-Brixton = more lolly for Lambeth's coffers.
Do any of the councillors own a bar or shares in any nu brixton nighttime venture? I wonder...
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Christ, when I lived there all the pubs chucked you out at 10 past 11.00! I probably didn't know the best pubs though.
That was a while ago, when all pubs chucked out early, and were closed sunday afternoons. Though if you were local regular you might get asked to stay for a lock in. There were lots of illegal drinking after hours place if you were in the know.
 

mx wcfc

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That was a while ago, when all pubs chucked out early, and were closed sunday afternoons. Though if you were local regular you might get asked to stay for a lock in. There were lots of illegal drinking after hours place if you were in the know.
see my replies to Editors comments - it was the early eighties - I was a naive student up from the sticks, There were some late night sessions in our flat though. but, yep, I probably missed the best bits. :(
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
see my replies to Editors comments - it was the early eighties - I was a naive student up from the sticks, There were some late night sessions in our flat though. but, yep, I probably missed the best bits. :(
I was still up in the sticks til 84 - so I wasn't in the know either. Besides I only went to dykey/queer places for years and years. I didn't find most place in Brixton were welcoming back then.
 

mx wcfc

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I was still up in the sticks til 84 - so I wasn't in the know either. Besides I only went to dykey/queer places for years and years. I didn't find most place in Brixton were welcoming back then.
I can understand that. I was SWP in those days and there were always a lot of lesbian and gay comrades around, but I'm struggling to remember any in the Brixton branch. I knew more lesbian and gay people when I was in Reading branch before going to uni.
 

ALAN HARRIS

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There is much talk of development at Electric Avenue in Brixton..There are clearly arguments for and against..Indeed the Victorians installed Grand electrified canopies , which were a first at the time..I like to remember it as it was in the late 70s..before the remnants of the Victorian canopies were removed..The market lane evening still had that something special that many of us remember..especially the end of day bargains..lol...............................................................................This painting by me simply called "The spirit of Electric Avenue"..will stand to preserve those memories regardless of what the future brings...Enjoy ( it is Acrylic on panel and measures 26" x 30")
 

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hiraethified
There is much talk of development at Electric Avenue in Brixton..There are clearly arguments for and against..Indeed the Victorians installed Grand electrified canopies , which were a first at the time..I like to remember it as it was in the late 70s..before the remnants of the Victorian canopies were removed..The market lane evening still had that something special that many of us remember..especially the end of day bargains..lol...............................................................................This painting by me simply called "The spirit of Electric Avenue"..will stand to preserve those memories regardless of what the future brings...Enjoy ( it is Acrylic on panel and measures 26" x 30")
I've seen your other Brixton paintings and enjoyed them - would you like me to do a feature on Brixton Buzz about them? Message me on brixtonbuzz - at - gmail.com if so!
 
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