Then and Now: Loughborough Road
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1905 Loughborough Road, looking north, beyond the corner of Barrington Road. Just visible to the left can be seen the 'Hero of Switzerland' public house sign (I'm not quite sure what connection William Tell has with Brixton!)
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
April 2003 A century later and the scene has changed out of all recognition. The entire area was demolished and rebuilt as the Loughborough Estate, designed by the London County Council in the 1950s. The pub has also been rebuilt, but the sign remains!
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