General Brixton history - photos, stories etc

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

  1. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    couple of pictures of the 1909 electric trains introduced on the Victoria - Denmark Hill - London Bridge route on teh tweeter today courtesy of 'turniprail'



    looks a bit cosier (although this was the first class) than southern's 'ironing board' seats...
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus


    Varsity sausages anyone?
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  3. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    One of the Brixton Facebook groups had a thread devoted to a den of iniquity called Club Leslie
    apparently it was close by the Canterbury Arms and was owned by William Hartnell aka Doctor Who No1
    In the 1950s it was a top celebrity gaff but lapsed into a sleazy knocking shop as time passed.
    Can't find anything online but wondering anyone here has more info.....
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  4. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    not heard of it, but it has a mention at clubs – Black London Histories

    couple of mentions in the London Gazette (appears to be a long drawn out insolvency / bankruptcy - proceedings started in 1959, below is from 6.2.62, and there's another one in 1965) for Gustav(i)us Leslie, described as proprietor of the club, giving an address of 10 Canterbury Crescent.

    The Sunset Club on Carnaby Street has a few mentions on the web, including this on Ben Sherman website, as they are now based at that address.

    Can't find any reference to William Hartnell having any involvement.

    may be worth a tweet in the direction of HistoryisMadeatNight (@Historyatnight) on Twitter who is S London based.
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  5. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks very much for that :thumbs:

    Edit....Seems the club was known as Hartnells when Doctor Who ran it and Benny Hill used to frequent it which makes sense reading this....Empress Theatre, Brighton Terrace and Bernay's Grove, Carlton Grove, Brixton. Historical Brixton - old and new photos of Brixton, Lambeth, London, SW9 and SW2
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  6. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    brixtonblade is this one of yours?
  7. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Afraid not, bit before my time!
  8. lordnoise

    lordnoise Well-Known Member

    Great pub with huge amounts of wonderful curvey wood panelling probably put in during a refit in the 30s.
    Tesco Metro now ...
  9. Simon Hannah

    Simon Hannah Member

    Hi all, I have some posts on my radical Lambeth history website about Red Clerk, a left wing magazing run by DHSS staff out of Oval Job Centre in the late 1980s

    Radical Lambeth
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Simon Hannah quite liked this from the Facebook page, which is the same as your website I guess. How is it sepia? The photo must be recent - since the original cinema entrance was turned into a bar (by the capitalists!)

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