Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 17, 2014.
Brixton history: Atlantic Road looking towards Coldharbour Lane around 1905
The other Brady's
I wrote about that boozer here - Russell Hotel, 189, Brixton Road and Caldwell Street, Brixton, Lambeth, London SW9
It's now a supermarket/flats.
1894 OS map here (National Library of Scotland collection)
And 1904 Kellys' London Suburbs directory (from Leicester University collection)
The Atlantic Tavern is postally on Coldharbour Lane so not mentioned here.
The sign 'Cannon' probably refers to the Cannon brewery in Clerkenwell
on flickr today
presume identified as 1937 from the films showing at the Palladium (now the Fridge)
I'm trying to work out where on Brixton Hill that is. I think it says 175 - is the building still there?
I can't work out either ... maybe one of the many bits along rush common that now have inter or post war buildings on.
Yes - viewing it on Flickr, I make it 175 Brixton Hill.
Going by the 1951 OS Map, it wasn't there by 1950 (and the first bit of what's now Deepdene Gardens was in place), but 175 would have been on the east side of Brixton Hill, between the junctions of Upper Tulse Hill and New Park Road (the 1895 map did not show house numbers). The LCC bomb damage maps show 'minor damage' to houses around there.
I hope I did it justice!
Brixton history: Coldharbour Lane in 1987, ghost sign, cafe, taxi and prize bingo where the Satay Bar now stands
Brixton history: Coldharbour Lane in 1987, ghost sign, cafe, taxi and prize bingo where the Satay Bar now stands[/QUOTE]
Great. I'll see if I can find any more.
There's another picture taken around the same time from the roof of Dumbarton Court and looking South-East. It shows these car sales businesses in the context of the hill and the area now occupied by Deepdene Gardens and Redlands Way. There were still some grand houses in situ in 1937, and I wonder whether these pictures were taken in anticipation of their demolition.
Great. I'll see if I can find any more.[/QUOTE]
Keep 'em coming!
found on flickr today while looking for something else
Brixton Road 'Olde White Horse' (now the Brixton Jamm) - street view
somewhere between 1907 (tram built then) and 1913 (tram not carrying a service number)
I posted this on Buzz earlier
Brixton history: Steam engine thunders through Brixton station with the ‘Thanet Belle,’ August 1949
15 years ago
Brixton 15 Years Ago: Speedy Noodles, snow, markets and street scenes, January 2004
Great postcard this
past tense has an article today about the January 1988 Lambeth council workers' strike (in the general context of tory cuts)
An interesting read from a Council workers perspective. What comes across is that Council at that time were still big employers. Outsourcing hadn't happened yet.
This all rather passed me by as one of the "layabout" short life people. In hindsight this was the best period for Short life people in central Brixton. Ted Knight had gone. If he had succeeded in toppling Thatcher people like me would have been for the chop straight away.
Whilst government / Labour Councils/ Council workers all fought each other housing in central Brixton was basically run by Short Lifers. The heyday of Short Life. Central Brixton was a Council free zone.
A word for the DHSS staff. Yes as in the article they were really good. Unlike now never gave the Doleys a hard time. You could miss signing on and come next day no problem.
And never knew the Speaker of the house of Commons Bercow was a Conservative Lambeth Councillor during this period. Saying strikers should be sacked.
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