Then and Now: Central Brixton
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
c. 1905 Another early view of the bustling heart of central Brixton, taken by the junction of Coldharbour Lane and Brixton Road. Note the horse drawn carriages and tram, with the Prince of Wales public house in the background.
(pic: Brixton Society)
Jan 2004 You can clearly see how changes to the building line has altered the centre of Brixton, with a rebuilt Prince of Wales occupying the old forecourt area. Brixton Road how now become a noisy and dangerous major thoroughfare - something that would no doubt terrify the Edwardian ladies seen walking in the road in the original picture above!
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