2-4, Atlantic Road, Brixton
The changing face of Brixton, 1897 - 2008
(Photo © urban75, 13th Feb 2008)
Published in a programme for the Brixton Theatre, the Brixton Oyster Saloon at 2-4 Atlantic Road looked the ideal spot to pop in for a late night snack.
Open until midnight (even then Brixton had a bustling night economy), theatre-goers could enjoy Royal Whitstable oysters for 3/- a dozen (15p) while cheapskates could tuck into Scotch oysters for half the price.
Also on sale were 'Fine Dutch Mussels' and fish snacks, with proprietor FW Harris promising fresh supplies daily.
Just three doors away could be found Harvey's Restaurant, apparantly a 'Most Reliable House' for breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and teas.
A century's worth of redevelopment (and a flattening during the Blitz), have seen the original buildings disappearing.
With individual shop numbers not being used for this section of Atlantic Road, I've taken an approximate view of where numbers 2-10 may have stood in 1897.
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» Brixton Theatre posters
» Atlantic Road - disappearing stores
» Then and Now: 66-68 Atlantic Rd
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