Then and Now: 411 Brixton Road, central Brixton
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1910 A view of the small premises of Ford & Parr, corstieres and surgical belt makers, set into the front of Morley's department store.
Established in 1856, the shop offers 'French Corsets' made to individual measurement, from 10/6 to 63/- (52½p - £3.15).
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
Jan 2004 With all but one of its independent department stores gone, central Brixton Road is rapidly turning into AnyTown UK, with local businesses being replaced by bland, big-name corporate retailers.
Morley's now hosts a Nike store but it wasn't welcomed by everyone - the day before opening a large 'Say No To Nike Greed' banner appeared across its front window (See 'No Sweat' for background)
Advertisement for Ford & Parr in a Brixton Theatre programme, 1897.
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