Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.
I did notice that a couple of days ago when I was in the queue. Did find it somewhat surreal.
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.
Or the gentrifiers really are landed gentry.
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.
I have recorded our local artist protest for the last 10 years.
Thanks for doing that - I've been thinking the same thing but never get round to actually *doing* anything. Good work.
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.
REMINDER: LJ Neighbourhood Planning Forum Wednesday 27 September at 7.30pm
Fancy putting them together for a Buzz feature? Be a nice document of the changes.
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.
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.
Went past the other day and didn't look like much had changed.
Like the farm but I do find the ecclesiastical/funereal plant-holders along the front entrance a little unsettling.
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.
Walking past this morning it looks like it's totally gone; hopefully therefore the hoarding should be removed fairly promptly too...
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
Yup, hoarding is off the pavement now.
Is that prediction based on anything in particular?
Not really. Apart from there being a Tesco across the other side.
It tries to make out the flats are in Brixton. Never mentioned LJ. So LJ isn't yet that sought after. Thankfully.
Poundland for the retail space. That would really piss off Noble. I'd find it handy though.
Can someone explain to me the point of this banner? Did something happen at nearly 20 past 8 in the area once?
2020 on 24hr clock. Surely there's a grand urban blueprint masterplan in the sky somewhere which goes heavy on the date 2020?
There's one for Loughborough House somewhere which I think is rubbing salt into the wound.
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.
I think it's 7.20. I'm sure that it will make sense now...
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.
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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