General Brixton history - photos, stories etc

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

  1. editor

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  2. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    The other Brady's

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  4. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

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  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    on flickr today

    presume identified as 1937 from the films showing at the Palladium (now the Fridge)
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  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I'm trying to work out where on Brixton Hill that is. I think it says 175 - is the building still there?
  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I can't work out either ... maybe one of the many bits along rush common that now have inter or post war buildings on.
  8. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    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.
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  10. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

  11. billythefish

    billythefish toad licker

    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.
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  13. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    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)
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    editor Taffus Maximus

    Great postcard this

  17. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow

    Brixton Market

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  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    past tense has an article today about the January 1988 Lambeth council workers' strike (in the general context of tory cuts)
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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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