General Brixton history - photos, stories etc

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

  1. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    dunno. can't find any reference to anything film / music related from the right sort of time.

    today's is herne hill, 1952

     
  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

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    on tweeter today from rob baker (linkage) - dated 1952

    consensus seems to be that building at the right of photo is carlton mansions when it was the end of a terrace (1950 map here)
     
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  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    and from flickr



    has already had a reference added to editor's brixton buzz page about quin and axten
     
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  4. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Think the top and bottom ones of Acre Lane are taken just near the Timber and Builders Merchant. First one is a little further up the road. Hopefully this link shows where i think it was roughly taken from Google Maps. Shops on the right are now the tyre repairs, DIY store and a Paint shop. The white pillars on the right helped place it.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it's Coldharbour Lane with Carlton Mansions to the right.
     
  6. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    This was taken from Gresham Road - can see through to the houses on Bellefields Road, across the gap where Blue Star House now stands
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    Corner of Dalberg Road / Brixton Water Lane, some time early 50s



    and :) at hardly being able to see the join now no. 87 has been rebuilt to match next door (current street view here)
     
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  9. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The 50s arrangement of the buildings on that corner is a lot more :) than the current one in my opinion. Pretty much everything of interest has gone. Would have been better just to knock it down and build something new.
     
  10. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nice quote here:

     
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  12. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    from robnitm on tweeter today

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    "Thatcher Is Guilty" - Brixton, 1984. Photo by Mark McNestry.
     
  13. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth



    tram and route 3 buses passing the Brockwell Park Tavern (now the Florence) on Dulwich Road - approx 1951/2
     
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  14. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth



    bit further down dulwich road
     
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  15. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    another 33 tram - at effra road change pit getting its plough to continue towards central london on the conduit system

     
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  16. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  17. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  18. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Excellent response.
     
  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  20. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Thanks - there's lots more in this album on Flickr, mainly from London and most dating from between 1975 and 1985. I've got about another 140 to scan to add to the collection, but I don't think I'll be doing another batch for a couple of weeks.
     
  21. Pickman's model

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

  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'd love to share them on Brixton Buzz as a feature, if you're up for it?
     
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  23. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I'd be happy for that, but could you wait for a few weeks until I've scanned the rest of them as I think there are some more Brixton ones to be done.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    No problem - or you could do a small series? I just need them 620 pixels wide along with any links/credit you need. It would be great to add your stuff to the Brixton archives already on the site!
     
  25. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I'd rather wait until I've got them all done. I won't have access to my scanner for two weeks, but I'll try to get them done soon after that and I'll do the rest of the Brixton ones first.
     
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  26. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

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    Electric Avenue, 1975

    posted by Old London on tweeter
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That old Market Row sign is way better than their current advertising.
     
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  28. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  30. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I remember the Consumer Advice Centre. Run by Lambeth Council it had a chart in the window of essential grocery items - and the prices at about four local supermarkets, so you could home in on the bargains! Can you imagine the council employing people to do such noble work in this day and age?
     
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