Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 17, 2014.
Don't suppose there's any page that lists them? Guessing too many.maybe?
Not as far as I know - there were millions of them - literally!
london metropolitan archives may have the info, but looks like it's not all online.
Yeah, I've tried looking at old papers/news reports online but haven't found anything for that particular part of Herne Hill
Some interesting archive images (668 if you search 'Brixton') at Collage - The London Picture Archive
You can zoom into the images if you visit their site.
Other parts of London are available.
Brixton ten years ago:
Brixton Ten Years Ago: Prince Albert and Jamm, carol singers, bands and crime, December 2006
Brixton 15 years ago
Brixton 15 years ago: Atlantic Road, lost shops, Alabama 3 and more: December 2001 photo
The fountain- that should have been kept.
Did marks and spencers have sales floors upstairs?
Not in my time (since 1978). Maybe they have a company archive at HQ which could give you the answer.
They used to be into community involvement - I remember they gave £5000 to the disabled training place which was at 336 Brixton Road around 1994.
M&S did have a trading floor upstairs, its been mention on here before, although it must have been pre 1970, cos I don't remember seeing it open
Happy Christmas all
Brixton Station Road, 1940s
A Flying bomb incident, showing bomb damage to terraced houses in Sandmere Road, Brixton on 1 July 1944
Here's What London Looked Like In The 1940s
A piece on Brixton JAMM/White Horse/Bar Lorca
In photos: Brixton Jamm (formerly the White Horse) as seen in Edwardian postcards
Brixton, ten years ago:
Brixton Ten Years Ago: Afro Kinky, Cooltan, Reliance Arcade, Living Bar and some snow, January 2007
Brixton, 15 years ago:
Brixton Fifteen Years Ago: Anarchy, purple car, Bradys, Pangaea and street scenes, January 2002
from LCC Municipal on Tweeter
on flickr today - London Country bus on Green Line, mid 70s
The cones haven't changed much - just moved around!
Up for sale for an ambitious £499 is this Doulton pot for the South Metropolitan dairy
Superb rare South Metropolitan dairy Brixton dairy cream pot cylinder Doulton | eBay
Some 2002 views:
Brixton 15 years ago: Brian Paddick, Brockwell Park, Jacaranda Gardens and a trashed car, March 2002
robnitm on tweeter has these today - Coldharbour Lane, 1975
Brilliant. Just goes to show the values that operate in Metropolitan Housing Trust - they splendidly replicated the burnt down (1995) Barkers Furniture Store building (with flats above) - only to replace the shop with a cage for dumped cars. An example of mid 1990s housing policy at its most ludicrous.
I stood on exactly this spot watching Barkers burn in the '85 riots. We legged it when the whole building started to collapse, and had to run the gauntlet of crazed and bewildered coppers up Coldharbour Lane.
A picture of a 1933 coach that's appeared on Flickr today has led me to some digging -
As well as the Orange Luxury Coaches depot / coach station in Brixton (more or less where Windrush Square now is), there was also the 'London Terminal Coach Station' off Clapham Road near the Oval -
plenty more here
This opened in 1929, was built and operated by Blue Belle Motors Ltd, a subsidiary of Blue Belle Transport, based at 43-45 Acre Lane, Brixton
The frontage is where Europcar now trade (Street View here) - the depot behind was damaged by WW2 bombing, and Blue Belle did consider trying to develop it as an interchange point for goods vehicles (a concept that never really caught on)
It was partly later rebuilt as a motor dealers (Keith & Boyle Ltd, who dealt in Bedford / Vauxhalls from what was named 'Terminal House' - Keith & Boyle Ltd were, in turn, owners of Orange Luxury Coaches until Orange was sold to the Ewer Group in the 1950s) - the site was later developed for housing and is now Usborne Mews.
Blue Belle Transport were also dealers of goods vehicles -
(1925 advert from 'Graces Guide' website)
43 / 45 Acre Lane is currently / recently 'Diamond Hire / Merchants' (building up for sale last time I passed and on Street View)
I can feel another article for Urban coming on to add to the list of things I've promised Editor I'll do one of these days...
Brixton ten years ago:
Brixton Ten Years Ago: They Want Your Pod, closed pubs, Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill and street scenes, March 2007
i find the first photo distressing
you should have covered the road accident victim with a sheet or something
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