General Brixton history - photos, stories etc

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus


    Interesting pic showing the installation of a conduit for the tram in Brixton Road c 1907.
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    editor Taffus Maximus

    A leafy Acre Lane as seen from the Town Hall around 1910

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    Puddy_Tat meh

    not quite sure about that.

    the third one i've seen before and yes it's brixton - think the track is under repair rather than being installed - the cable system was replaced by electric conduit rather rapidly in 1904. the tram looks slightly later than that.

    the middle one can't be 1907 - there's a belisha beacon to the right, and they didn't come in until the 30s. I also don't think it's Brixton - see the 5th photo in this set - new tracks being laid around the south side of Westminster Bridge during 1950 for a new road layout (much to London Transport's annoyance as by that time they knew it would only be in place with trams for a couple of years)

    i'm not sure that the top one isn't from the same general location / time as well.
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    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, it's just the bottom one showing Brixton but the image came in a batch of three and it was interesting to see what goes on under the road!
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    Puddy_Tat meh

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    Puddy_Tat meh


    students in action at the London County Council School of Building, 1939

    on tweeter today from London Metropolitan Archives

    (on Ferndale Road - Street View here)
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