Brixton Water Lane, old chip shop – and the Windrush ‘water feature’

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Snapped on my mobile, here’s a selection of photos from the streets of Brixton. Above is the old Free Off Licence on Railton Road (aka The Frontline).

It’s been closed for ages now, and it looks like it may lose its shop frontage and  be converted into a home, like most of the former shops on this strip. See old photos of Railton Road here.

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Old fish and chip shop, Effra Road. Still with all its original fittings inside and looking like it could be ready to reopen at a few hours notice, the chippie has been closed for at least six years now. See June 2004 photo here.

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Brixton Water Lane (next to Brockwell park) has some stunning early Victorian and Regency properties.

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Another lovely house on Brixton Water Lane.

SOME BRIXTON WATER LANE FACTS!

FILM FAME
In the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl (starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe) Charles, the Prince Regent (played by Olivier) asks Elsie Marina (played by Monroe) where she lives, to which Monroe replies “Brixton Water Lane.”

MURDER MOST FOUL
A “TRAGIC AND MYSTERIOUS MURDER” took place at 44 Brixton Water Lane in May, 1900 where a Mrs. Kate Wakenell was found with twenty-seven stabs from a pair of scissors.
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A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Houses near the entrance to the park. See more Brixton Water Lane photos here.

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

The much derided water feature at Windswept Windrush Square. It’s not really working, is it?

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Sign outside Brixton Cafe, Brixton Station Road.

A walk around Brixton - and that rubbish Windrush water feature

Mobile Roti Shop for sale, Brixton Station Road.

Discuss these photos – and the merits of the Windrush Square fountain – on our bulletin boards.

[More Brixton photos and features]

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