Then and Now: East Brixton, Station entrance
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
Jan 1976 A photograph of the Barrington Road entrance to East Brixton station, shortly before its closure on Monday, 5th January 1976. The station's enjoyed several different names: it was called Loughborough Park when it opened in 1866, renamed Loughborough Park & Brixton in January 1870 before finally settling for East Brixton in January, 1894. The sign under the bridge reads, "Southern Electric, East Brixton Station. Trains to Battersea Park, Victoria, Peckham Rye and London Bridge.
(With thanks to Nick Catford for the photo)
Feb 2004 You can still make out the metal stanchion that used to support the sign under the bridge, but the overhead buildings and all the station signs have vanished - no doubt sold on to collectors (railway signs are now worth an absolute fortune - a small East Brixton 'roundel' enamel sign recently went for £260!). The station site now hosts a club called Medusa - note the large banner advertising 'Salsa Lessons' and '70s and 80s nights'.
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