Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 17, 2014.
Bit about the Ritzy:
Brixton history: The Electric Pavilion (Ritzy) before the First World War
Interesting pic showing the installation of a conduit for the tram in Brixton Road c 1907.
A leafy Acre Lane as seen from the Town Hall around 1910
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.
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!
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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