Brixton Stories

Together with our friends from the Brixton Blog, we're currently meeting people from around Brixton and asking them to talk about their lives and experiences. The stories they tell will appear here over the coming months. If you or someone you know has an interesting memory of Brixton, we'd love to hear about it. please get in touch with us.

Brixton Stories

Windrush sleeze

Posted on: 15th November, 2015 in Brixton Stories

Antisocial behaviour in our civic centre has been getting increasingly out of hand. The scene on the right shows Windrush Sq on a good day with amiable locals and a group of local history tourists. But residents of the area…

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Reliance Arcade “at risk”

Posted on: 30th October, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Planning

English Heritage have added Brixton’s Reliance Arcade to the Heritage at Risk Register. They comment “Built 1923-5 by Andrews and Peascod of brick and concrete construction, this covered market is a straight narrow arcade running east-west from Electric Lane to…

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Lambeth Heritage Festival

Posted on: 20th July, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Events, News

The Lambeth Heritage Festival 2014 will take place across the borough throughout September. There are many events taking place in Brixton including ones organised by the Brixton Society, the London Mural Preservation Society and – opening in just a few…

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Electric Avenue 30 years ago

Parts of the canopy still existed and the shops were more diverse.

Sails turning!

Brixton Windmill’s sails turn for the first time in over 50 years. By William Glanville

Snow in Brixton

Scenes of a snow-covered town centre and Brockwell Park

Bon Marché, 1877

Anita Roddick on the pioneering Bon Marché