Brixton trams: Brixton Road
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
c. 1910 A 'rebuilt Class C tramcar, trundles south along Brixton Road, under the shadow of their arch rivals, the South London Railway line above.
To the left can be seen a sandwich board man (see: 'Human billboards and sandwich board advertising on the streets of London') walking past the premises of Wallace Hughes, claimed to be, 'the best value in drapery.'
On the railway bridge is an advert for 'Holland's City Boots' for 10/11 (that's 54p in today's currency) and the nearby Quin & Axtens drapery store. Nearly out of picture to the right is a horse drawn bus, with a lady on the top deck sporting a white parasol.
Oct 2007 A far less decorative, graffiti-strewn bridge has replaced the Victorian construction, and the row of shops to the left have been rebuilt.
« back to history homepage next page »