Photos © urban75 editor, October 2007.
Jean Charles de Menezes memorial, Stockwell Station.
Old fire station, Ferndale Road. See 'Then and Now' historical photo.
It may look like some abandoned block in a war-strewn eastern European country, but this is a scene on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.
The development went bankrupt in October 2006 and has lain empty ever since.
Orphan's Yard off Brixton Station Road, home to garage mechanics, alternative t-shirt printers, a closed rehearsal studio ("NEVER open a rehearsal studio unless you are RICH, MEAN, or BOTH") and some Arthur Daley-style 'under the arches' businesses.
Under the railway bridge next to the criminally abandoned Brady's.
The 'Chow' diner takes shape on Coldharbour Lane.
Shops in poor shape, Atlantic Road.
In the early sixties, the shop with the makeshift tarpaulin roof was a Wool Shop, while the grocer to the left once hosted the shining facade of 'Stones Television and Radio' (see below).
Detail from a John Gay photo taken between Jan 1962 - May 1964 and reproduced on the excellent English Heritage 'Viewfinder' site.
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