Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 17, 2014.
Thanks! FFS it was big enough- can't believe I'd forgotten it. Good reminder.
Brixton ten years ago:
Brixton Ten Years Ago: the last hours of The Queen pub, Loughborough Junction and street scenes, March 2006
Brixton in 2001
Brixton 15 Years Ago: market scenes, the old car park and a cop getting a slapped arse – March 2001 photos
Pity that Policeman has gone - his exposure might have been even more appropriate now, considering the land ownership in the immediate vicinity.
on flickr today -
"Post WWII , buses and caravans are temporary homes in Canterbury Crescent , Brixton"
A bit of Brixton history. Makes me go "eek!" when I realised that 1978 is 38 years ago.
Brixton History: Prize Bingo, KFC and the Atlantic pub, Coldharbour Lane 1978
another one on Flickr today
1904 or a few years after
Good find! I've written a fairly long piece here using similar views;
Brixton history: The rise and fall of Quin & Axtens bazaar and department store on Brixton Road
Brixton fire station 1890.
From the BBC website here
Brixton, 10-12 April 2016
"Vibrant" Brixton, April 2016
Brixton April 2006:
Brixton Ten Years Ago: The long lost J Bar, Loughborough House and Jerk Centre, April 2006
What's the context here?
The guy on the left is giving the speaker a sideways glance, but the speaker is talking into a mike, so of course he'd look to see what the commotion was
I can't speak for the poster and I don't gett he comparison being made here, but what struck me was that the various responses to the busker who was joyfully singing his heart out. Most seemed to smile or maybe do a little dance when they went by, while others looked at him quite differently. Make what you will of that.
OK, but it's not clear from the photo what the guy on the mike is doing. He could be shouting obscenities or bashing the Bible. The look the other guy is giving him is impossible to read.
It would have helped if a link to the photo piece had been included: Brixton Buskers: the soulful singer outside the tube station
recent on Flickr - new dustcarts outside the town hall, 1938
when is that from?
It's probably the '60s.
dunno. that's not me on flickr...
can find what looks like the same photo elsewhere online dated April 1950
I don't think that is correct, as rubberised asphalt wasn't in use until the 1960s (first used in Phoenix Arizona).
Hmmm... You may be correct after all. As I am finding conflicting info.
stuff does get dated wrong online, even in proper photo archives.
And wikipedia isn't always right either.
Lambeth Archives say it was 1937 (didn't find it at first search)
Acre Lane wasn't a tram route, so the absence of tram rails doesn't help.
Registration KGP xxx on the roller would have been about 1949 / 50 so I don't believe Lambeth.
I was wrong, as there were rubberised road/pavements a long time ago. I believe that the 1960s was when they first started using recycled tyre rubber in the asphalt.
The photo is taken from Ashmere Grove - you can see the Sunlight Laundry building opposite and the Hope and Anchor to the left of picture. According to Wikipedia the Sunlight building was completed 1937 which may explain the date on the Lambeth Archives, but from the weathered facade I'd say it had been around for a good few years before this photo was taken.
The Palladium cinema (later to become the Fridge/Electric)
Palladium Cinema and Fridge nightclub (Brixton Ace, ABC ), Brixton Hill, Brixton. Historical Brixton - old and new photos of Brixton, Lambeth, London, SW9 and SW2
I've just watched The Ploughman's Lunch (1983), which includes a few fleeting shots of Brixton at the time.
Dunn & Co, which was burnt down in the '85 riots.
The pavement by the tube, with the entrance to what's now Iceland.
Fuckin' hipsters everywhere.
slightly outside Brixton (although the tram will pass through Brixton on its way to central London)
at Streatham High Road going through the 'change pit' where trams changed from getting power via the overhead wire to the conduit system where the tram got power from underground live rails via a slot rail between the two running lines.
The tram will be moving very slowly here while the change pit attendant slides a 'plough' (this is how the tram made contact with the electric rails) under the tram. The conductress is holding on to the trolley rope ready to pull the pole down as soon as the plough is in place.
That is a fabulous picture!
And here's an 1895 shot of a tram in Brixton Road.
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