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General Brixton history - photos, stories etc

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's ace. If I get a few moments, I may do a little history piece on Buzz based on that colourised pic.
    *gets ready to start researching
     
  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    i've got London PO directories 1895 / 1914 if you want me to look
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Please add anything here - be much appreciated!
     
  4. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :( 1895 does not include the suburbs.

    Listed in 1914 as "128 Myland John, oil & color man"

    they are still in business - website
     
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  5. Rexer60

    Rexer60 New Member

    Lived in Brixton '77-'83. Looking for any pics of the homes squatted at #1-#13 Canterbury Crescent.
     
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  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    There were so many squats around here, not that I lived here then, but I'd love to see pics too.
     
  7. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

  8. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

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  10. crawlers

    crawlers Member

    Current favourite pubs for a nice quiet pint? No craft beer......
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Haven't got any pics but I was in Villa road at that time and probably came across you.Music benefits in the Canterbury pub,Piano man in the little gatehouse on Wiltshire road.I only left V road five years ago some people from the seventies still tere,the rest are spread all over the world.One died just a week or so ago who'd made a fortune from designing and selling bespoke kitchens (not one of the politically committed obnov.)
     
  13. Casaubon

    Casaubon Well-Known Member

    Is this local enough?
    Worcester House, at the top of Kennington Rd opposite the Imperial War Museum.

    Bomb damage, 8 September 1940.

    8 September 1940.jpg

    These days it's a Latino centre.

    Worcester Hse.PNG
     

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