Then and Now: Electric Lane towards Rushcroft Rd
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
May 1929 Looking south from the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Electric Avenue you can see the Coach and Horses pub to the left and the Rushcroft Road mansion blocks at the end of the road. To the right is the rear of the Brixton Theatre.
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
Dec 2003 The pub is still open for business, but the Brixton Theatre was destroyed during the Blitz, with the site used by modern social housing and an extension to the adjacent Ritzy Cinema. Rushcroft Road has long been associated with a vibrant squatting community, but private developers are currently flogging off properties at an alarming rate of knots.
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