Then and Now: Mayall Road towards Herne Hill
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
c. 1912 A scene looking south along Mayall Road by Chaucer Road. A coal merchant on a horse drawn goods wagon heads towards Herne Hill while children play on the near-deserted streets. Note the iron railings either side of the street.
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
May 2004 The row of houses to the right have disappeared, possibly as a result of WW2 damage. The rest of the street looks much the same, save the usual addition of modern street furniture, speed bumps and parked cars.
Reader update: "As a child I lived in one of the houses with the white bay windows on the left. This was during WW2 and I can confirm that the houses on the other side of the road were destroyed by German bombs. The derelict bomb site became my playground. Later in the war Lambeth Council built 'prefabs' on the site." John Coomber
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