Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 13, 2007.
I was well chuffed to be invited in for a look.
That's what they WANT you to think. It's actually a nuclear bunker for Lambeth Council / secret underground tube line extension / mind control experiment etc.
They've applied for planning permission to extend the chimneys by four meters (this is actually true.)
Not really. It's a great bit of Brixton IMO. 10 mins walk to the high street but really green and quiet. Myatts Field park round the corner. The Minet Library at the end of the road. Jamm a 2 mins stagger away. I love it here.
it just doesn't 'feel' like brixton to me. it's feels odd, probably onlu cos i rarely set foot in that part. is it even brixton? isn't it camberwell? or is it neither? that's why i find it odd. the street arrangements are odd too. easy to get lost - lots of streets that go nowhere.
*likes* aww. I miss it.
I knew it would be that thing without opening the thread.
I wanted to convert it into cartoon underground HQ / home for me and my friends when I was little.
I know what you mean. I thought it was a bit of a strange, out-of-the-way area before I moved here (I used to cycle through on the backstreet cycle route.) But now I know it's Brixton's hidden gem
Where I live is SW9 and it's definitely Brixton because Brixton is closer than Stockwell, Kennington, Oval or Camberwell. But SE5 starts at the end of my street.
I agree with you both.
The triangle of Brixton Road, Coldharbour Lane and Camberwell New Road does lose definition in the middle though. Cambrixtoval?
Went on a tour of 'North Brixton' held by the Brixton Society last summer and the route was Brixton Road, Loughborough Road, Ackerman Road past the submarine, Patmos Road, Vassal Road and back down to the Oval (where we had started).
yeah, there's quite a few estates and small areas of new housing around here. I believe the area was bombed heavily in WW2 and there was also extensive slum clearance in the 60s, which has resulted in strange road layouts etc. The area is gonna change massively again over the next few years now that the council has decided to rebuild Myatts North estate on top of Mostyn Gardens.
'North Brixton' - I quite like that. Mind you, it's an estate agent's dream round here: we could be 'Brixton', 'North Brixton', 'South Kennington', 'Camberwell Borders', 'Loughborough Junction' 'Vassal ward' whatever you want really!
Today I'm gonna call it 'Brixton Park Gardens' just for the crack.
Aww. I want a teletubbyland bunker.
Tomorrow call it Kennington Park South
funnily enough, just across the road from the submarine is Mostyn Gardens, where there actually ARE teletubbyland-style grassy mounds etc. Strange landscaping!
yup. Used to meet my best mate at the top of a hill. It was midway between us. /nostalgia
Nope - Because of their "Nuclear Free" aspirations in the 80s, Lambeth never established a bunker of their own. Before that, Lambeth was just grouped-in with the rest of South London for overall civil defence.
This place is the nearest Lambeth ever came to having one:
Angell Town I've always known it as
And yet you want it to be a bridge too far, or some kind of bunker
I always thought Angell Town was just the estate...the one they rebuilt? (Not that it really matters!)
Haven't had an A-Z for years but I was surprised to see in mine that "Angell Town" was stamped across the general area, not in reference to a particular estate. The online maps don't seem to know about it though.
how is angell town pronounced? like angel or ANG-ELL?
Only ever heard it pronounced 'Angel' myself.
Here you go, can just about make out 'Angell Town' on this old map:
'Angell' is just off the left border of the map, 'Town' is on the left of the map.
And Hidden London has a (brief) page about Angell Town
thanks minnie, interesting stuff.
Minnie's map is part of the nineteenth century Booth's poverty maps I think. The red bits indicate well off middle class people so the whole area was quite upmarket at that time.
It is indeed Booth's poverty map:
My favourite night time tripping detour
Just what people from that area called it to me, think there is 'Angell Ward' for voting too isn't there?
People forget Brixton and Stockwell used to be quite rich til comparatively recently.
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