Then and Now: East Brixton station 2
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1948 A screen grab from the post-war film 'A Date With a Dream' shows soldiers leaving East Brixton station and walking up Barrington Road. The film tells the tale of a wartime concert party meeting after the war and reforming. Described as 'pretty awful', the film is notable for Norman Wisdom's blink-and-you'll-miss-it debut appearance.
(Thanks to Brian Tunstill for screengrab)
Feb 2004 Closed since 1976, barely a trace remains of the station platforms, stairs or buildings. 'Medusa', a small nightclub operates from under the arches where the booking office used to be. The Victorian villa in the background has been empty for years and looks in some disrepair.
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