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Battle for Brixton's soul - The Famous Electric Avenue

Started by thaiga, January 03, 2021, 01:55:11 AM

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Battle for Brixton's soul as billionaire Texan DJ plans 20-storey tower block
Residents vow to stop Taylor McWilliams's scheme to develop a site that looms over the famous Electric Avenue street market

The outcome of the fight may help shape London's future skyline. In one corner is a Texan millionaire DJ and property developer who has put forward plans for a 20-storey office block in Brixton, next to a conservation area and the district's famous Electric Avenue.

Taylor McWilliams's property company Hondo, which owns most of Brixton market, claims the proposal will "deliver" 2,000 jobs in the area and generate £2.8m every year for the local economy.  theguardian.com

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


thaiga

Yes T.T. that not worth seeing clip of about 4 seconds from the trumpet brigade was back in august of this year. fine place was old Brixton town years ago with it's joe lyons tea shop just along from bon marche, Marks and Spencers, littlewoods and lots of other big stores.

Electric avenue i think got it's name as being the first to get electric street lights.

Eddy Grant, who released Electric Avenue from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage.

1970's Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth. Please note there is no audio on this video

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

The Battle for Brixton
railton road known as the front line was actually the safest place in brixton at the given time. a sort of no go area for plod, brixton police station got attacked in the riot days, they rebuilt it on stilts. Brixton town was the best shopping area as they go, it once had everything & anything you want. yes that included, say no more. the cellar clubs gambling joints, smokey joe's, peace man, no problem there, unless you were looking for it. But then in moved the bad boys they were not locals and wasn't brixtonites looking for easy pickings, like bad boys go to pataya, so it all come to a big crunch.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Taman Tun

I had a passing acquaintance with Brixton in the mid 70s.  For a couple of months I traveled on the Victoria Line to Brixton, from where I caught a big red double decker bus to the BBC transmitter at Crystal Palace.  At that time there was no issue with feral gangs armed with knives. However, there were always a load of dodgy looking geezers hanging around the tube station entrance.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

thaiga

Hi T.T. you must of boarded a 2b bus to Crystal Palace in them days. goes past the famous George Canning pub
on to tulse hill, norwood and then the palace. Very interesting is Crytal palace, loads of history.
back in Brixton imo the plod was very annoying, looking for things that weren't there.
the plain clothes plod you could spot by their shoes.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

As a youngster i would wander up n down the front line in n out the cellar clubs, no fear at all, didn't even think about the dangers. The best & most popular club on the corner of railton road and mayal road, owned by a west Indian guy called Bishop, he & his wife myrtle was a real friendly couple and like the Thais when they eat your offered to sit n eat with them. Oh! dem days

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

thaiga

The Battle for Brixton
Michael Caine were born in Brixton and Van Gough lived in Brixton for a short time.
not a lot of people knew that. Surviving well into the mid-1990s in Brixton was a Eel & Pie House, located at 426, Coldharbour Lane, SW9. yummy pie and mash, the shop managed to survive nearly being burnt down in the 1981 Brixton Riots, but finally closed around 1996.



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