Here’s another collection of Brixton scenes from a decade ago, starting with a view of Brixton Station Road, featuring an eye catching display from the second hand shop in the railway arch.
The site will now be used by the Grow:Brixton project for the next couple of years.
Work underway on demolishing a large park of the Angell Town estate, north Brixton.
Built in the 1970s, Angell Town was described as “a fortress of poorly constructed concrete blocks connected by high-level bridges, with garages dominating the ground level ” [—].
A major redevelopment project saw nearly 600 social housing units eventually being refurbished or newly built.
Read more about the Angell Town redevelopment in this Guardian feature: “From rocky beginnings
A notorious estate has been transformed into a model of sustainability, showing that going green is more than just gadgetry“
In the distance, beyond the rubble, you can see the spire of St. John’s church in Angell Town, which was consecrated in 1853.
The area was named after the Angell family, who had owned land in Lambeth since the latter part of the 17th century.
Drinking coffee in the Lounge, Atlantic Road.
On the table is a Sony TH-55 PDA which at the time was at the cutting edge of tech. Running the now abandoned Palm operating system, the device looked very much like an iPhone but had no phone built in.
Sign from Granville Arcade (now the Brixton Village).
Inside the Dogstar on Coldharbour Lane, possibly listening to Jerry Dammers who put on some wonderful drum and bass nights there. Note that the DJ booth was then positioned to the left of the bar back.
Goalposts in Brockwell park.
Local band the Messengers of God play at the Prince Albert, then bedecked in a lurid bright orange paint job.
At the bar of Canterbury Arms, a fine Brixton pub that is soon to be demolished and turned into luxury flats.
Coxson records in Granville Arcade.
I’m still trying to work out where this artwork comes from. Anyone know?