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Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

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

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I did notice that a couple of days ago when I was in the queue. Did find it somewhat surreal.
     
  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe the Loughborough Junction Co-op, or their newspaper wholesalers, are "powered by" an algorithm which picked up on the Loughborough Farm?

    As an aside, I went to the Lambeth Archives listed open afternoon at the South London Botanical Institute (which was founded by the man who devised the Great Hedge of India).

    The people at the institute were very welcoming, happy to explain the history and present work of the Institute, which is now less of a library and more of an educational resource for schools etc.

    They had a nice outside garden at the back with labelled sample plants. For some reason I felt drawn to the "Poisonous Plants" section. There was Poison Ivy, Bella Donna, Cuckoo Pint and some I hadn't heard of.

    One of the sample beds was devoted to Chillis - with a legend stating how muh of the earth's surface was devoted to growing them.
     
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  3. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Or the gentrifiers really are landed gentry.
     
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  4. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    It's been going on a while. A couple of years back they asked us, the customers, what produce that we wanted them to stock.
     

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  5. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I have recorded our local artist protest for the last 10 years.
     

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  6. prunus

    prunus Gone

    Thanks for doing that - I've been thinking the same thing but never get round to actually *doing* anything. Good work.
     
  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    To my surprise I got a response and now signs have gone up but no protected walkway, which I will chase up on.
    Apparently it's hoarded off due to concerns about the stability of the half demolished wall - although if it did fall over I doubt the hoarded area would contain it.
     
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fancy putting them together for a Buzz feature? Be a nice document of the changes.
     
  10. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be safer and simpler to just complete the job? It's not like anyone is about to restore the wall to its former glory or anything.
     
  11. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Yes, and I am going to try and find out if they've been given a deadline to make the wall safe or remove it completely.
     
  12. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Went past the other day and didn't look like much had changed.
     
  13. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

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  14. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I don't have much in the way of spare time at the moment, elderly Dad, but if I get a chance I'll try and get them in some sort of order. There was a lovely changing installation where they built the Wanless Road flats.
     
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  15. prunus

    prunus Gone

    Walking past this morning it looks like it's totally gone; hopefully therefore the hoarding should be removed fairly promptly too...
     
  16. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Snooping around i see that there are only 2 flats left for sale in the newly completed development right at the junction, "one of London’s most sought after locations", apparently.
    I wonder who if anyone is going to take the retail space on the ground floor.
    Coldharbour Lane, SW9 – Noble House Estates
     
  17. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Probably Sainsbury's.
     
  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Yup, hoarding is off the pavement now.
     
  19. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Is that prediction based on anything in particular?
     
  20. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Not really. Apart from there being a Tesco across the other side.
     
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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It tries to make out the flats are in Brixton. Never mentioned LJ. So LJ isn't yet that sought after. Thankfully.
     
  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Poundland for the retail space. That would really piss off Noble.:D I'd find it handy though.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Can someone explain to me the point of this banner? Did something happen at nearly 20 past 8 in the area once?

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  24. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    CH1, teuchter?
     
  25. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    2020 on 24hr clock. Surely there's a grand urban blueprint masterplan in the sky somewhere which goes heavy on the date 2020?
     
  26. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    There's one for Loughborough House somewhere which I think is rubbing salt into the wound.
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I wonder how much these pointless and confusing banners cost. The one I posted is on Coldharbour Lane. I live some 300m away and have no idea what it's supposed to represent.
     
  28. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I think it's 7.20. I'm sure that it will make sense now...
     
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  29. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    It's set at 08.18. It's a warning never, ever, ever catch that train in the morning from Loughborough Junction as it's rammed to buggery and you'll never get on.

    How much did they cost? Who knows, but it's clearly come out of the Public Service Announcement budget, rather than the marketing or schools budget, so it's ok.
     
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  30. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Perhaps it's the time when the 2 x 1 cocktail happy hour operated by the local cocktail bars starts every evening?
     
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