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Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Does the taproom have a tap Gramsci or is it all bottled?
  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Can't give an answer to this from direct knowledge - but their previous location round the corner had beer on tap, and I think they are still selling barrels of beer - so it seems quite likely they may had a real tap room.
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  3. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Co-operative news:
    Nisa members air discontent at prospect of Sainsbury's takeover
    If this takeover by Sainsburys goes ahead we would potentially have two Sainsbury's (or Sainsburys-controlled) convenience stores within a few yards of LJ Station - and the Co-op.

    Loco is a brand of Nisa - which is presumably why the shop opposite Tesco's Express was branded Loco when it became a Nisa, ceasing to be the Sunstar Supermarket. Nisa of course is the large independent convenience store directly opposite the Co-op (which was originally owned by Sainsbury's).
    All a bit reminiscent of one of my Grandad's favourite hits:
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  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It does have a tap.
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The "White Out" beer was one they made for Christmas. So about snow. It proved popular do they are making more.
  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Tried a few more of Clarkshaws bottled beers. They are exceptionally good. Wouldn't buy every day as as a bit pricey for me. But the taste and quality is way above standard bottled beers. 20170625_193850.jpg
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  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    You can also buy a keg of beer. Works out cheap. Refundable deposit for me the barrel. See my posts above for price list.
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  8. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The NISA/Sainsburys/Co-op saga is still rumbling on
  9. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

  10. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    I take back (almost) all my negativity about the bridge painting.. it's coming on nicely I think, and was lucky to meet two of the artists involved this afternoon:
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    The woman pointing to her work is called Djina Jones, she told me the portait of a woman has her own face and the title of the work is Mamma Africa. They were really happy with how it's turning out and said there's weeks more to do. Also that there's bits of fluorescent paint that you can't see now but the underneath of the bridge will eventually be lit so that that shows up by night.
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  11. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    So, if you "win" the competition you get paid £500 to spend two days working with Atkins, and then presumably many hours of your own time thereafter. And what they get is a cheap and innovative solution to a design problem which has existed for many years and on thousands of sites without anyone having come up with anything yet. Except for the methods described in Network Rail's own design guidance on how to do up railway arches, which presumably are way more expensive than is really necessary because Network Rail really don't like value engineering the hell out of things.
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Edible Bus Stop have already done this with the arch they have in LJ. Ive seen it and it's well designed. Designed so can be done on other arches.

    Also see they have been shortlisted for a prize in another competition for there "Grow: City " idea. Similar to what they planned for what ended up as "Pop".

    The Edible Bus Stop | Transforming urban spaces into design-led places

    See this project is part funded by GLA. Im not happy with NR benefiting from this grant funding. Without gaurentees that if successful they won't kick those using the arches out eventually for higher paying tenants.

    I did hear some artists were using arches behind me. Then NR upped the rent. They are now empty.

    NR are ruthless sharks. I can understand that Lambeth Council and GLA want to do something to improve area. But once they have done that Nasty Railtrack will take full advantage for making a profit.
  14. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The nude is very Eric Gill.
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe the artist is a congregant of Christ Church Brixton Road. This interior is Gill (or at least the writing is).
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  16. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    So, on the bridge now is writing that says 'If you want to go fast, go alone'.
    Is that meant to be encouragement or a warning?
  17. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    It's a warning.
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  18. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  20. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Having renovated a near derelict railway arch personally, I don't see any scope for clever solutions.

    Unless the masonry is in tip-top condition, the main problem is keeping the water out. The NR way is to put up corrugated PVC lining, bolted to the masonry, draining to a soakaway either side of a concrete slab. This is what we did at Makerspace and it cost about £4.5k for the materials alone, plus we already had a concrete floor.

    The alternative is to literally build a free-standing building inside the arch.

    The big issue with the really run-down LJ arches is access. They're down alleyways and hemmed in by gardens. Difficult to get construction materials to, and a pain in the arse to access as a tenant. Or as a firefighter, for example.
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  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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    All of these at the Platform opposite from the Farm.
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  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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    Nutritional therapist = woo merchant with qualification in nonsense medicine.
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  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Yes a Google search and you are right. And I was thinking it was a practical cookery course. How to get the best out of fresh food.

    Something relevant to the locals.

    LJAG have been doing a lot to save the APG. But sometimes the Farm and Platform are like a scene from the sitcom "The Good Life".

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