Then and Now: Effra Road/Brixton Hill junction
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
c. 1904 : c.1904
A view of Brixton Road looking north from Effra Road showing L.C.C. tramway electrification works in progress. To the left can be seen a new 'extension of premises' being built for Isaac Walton.
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
c. 1930 This Edwardian photograph was taken in the traffic island between Brixton Hill and Effra Road and shows what looks like an ice cream vendor on a tricycle about to turn left up Acre Lane. In front of the cyclist can be seen the imposing frontage of Isaac Walton & Co, a 'hosier, hatter and boys' outfitters'
(pic: R.J. Harley Coll.)
July 2003 It's a shame that such a landmark building has fallen to McDonalds. The original first floor window display has now been completely covered up by an exceptionally ugly piece of McDonalds advertising. Pleasingly, a black anarchist flag appeared on the flagpole briefly a few years ago.
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