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Electric Avenue, Brixton, c.1900


Electric Avenue is a street in Brixton and the first market street to be lit by electricity.

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Built in 1888, the elegant Victorian canopies over the pavements survived until the 1980s.

Brixton Market began in the 1870s as the area was becoming one of London’s rapidly expanding Victorian middle-class suburbs following the railway station opening in 1862. The area became a popular shopping destination due not only to the lights and covered iron canopy but also the array of shops – including London’s first department store: Bon Marché on Brixton Road – and street entertainers. Every Christmas, it would be lavishly covered in spectacular Christmas decorations.

At the turn of the century the middle classes moved out and the area became home to a large working class population. Many large houses were subsequently converted into flats.

Post-war, the area was in decline having suffered badly in WWII bombing. Many properties fell into disrepair or were split into smaller lodgings. Such lodgings would become home to the Windrush generation (named after the Empire Windrush, the first ship bringing migrants) who began arriving in the 1940s from the West Indies, and who have since shaped the culture and diversity of the entire area. With this growth in population came a greater demand for goods, and thus the street market continued expanding. The market developed a more notorious reputation towards the 1970s and 80s as Brixton gradually became more impoverished.

After the 1981 Brixton Riots, central government put money into the area and matters improved.

Today, the street contains several butchers and fish mongers and hosts a part of Brixton Market, which specialises in selling a mix of African, Caribbean, South American and Asian products. It is located just around the corner from Brixton tube station.

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Stockwell

Stockwell is a district situated a couple of miles south-east of Charing Cross.

Stockwell probably got the second half of its name from a local well; the other half is from stoc, which was Old English for a tree trunk or post. From the thirteenth to the start of the nineteenth century, Stockwell was a rural manor at the edge of London. It included market gardens and John Tradescant's botanical garden – commemorated in Tradescant Road, which was built over it in 1880, and in a memorial outside St Stephen's church. In the nineteenth century it developed as an elegant middle class suburb. Residents included the artist Arthur Rackham, who was born in South Lambeth Road in 1867, moving with his family to Albert Square when he was 15.

Stockwell station was opened on 4 November 1890 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), as the most southerly station on the City & South London Railway (C&SLR) - London's first deep level tube railway. Passenger services began just over one month later on 18 December 1890.

Its social and architectural fortunes in the twentieth century were more mixed. The area immediately around Stockwell tube station was extensively rebuilt following the Second World War, and the original domed tube station was replaced first in the 1920s, then again with the opening of the Victoria line in 1971.

The area also has much social housing; the main estates are Lansdowne Green, Stockwell park, Studley, Spurgeon, Mursell and Stockwell Gardens. However, many remnants of the area's nineteenth century grandeur can be found in the side and back streets of Stockwell, notably in the Stockwell Park Conservation Area, mostly built between 1825 and 1840 and centred on Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell Park Crescent, Durand Gardens, and Albert Square.

Stockwell and neighbouring South Lambeth are home to one of the UK's biggest Portuguese communities, known as 'Little Portugal'. Most of the local Portuguese people originate from Madeira and Lisbon and have established many cafes, restaurants, bakeries, neighbourhood associations and delicatessens. Stockwell is also home to many people of Caribbean and West African origin. They are also well represented in the local population, and cafés, grocers, barbers' shops and salons run by people from these communities are scattered around Stockwell.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Stockwell:   Stockwell is a district situated a couple of miles south-east of Charing Cross.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Zebra taxi:   Around 1912, a zebra-pulled taxi was active on the streets of Brixton.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Akerman Road, SW9 · Angell Park Gardens, SW9 · Angell Road, SW9 · Arches, SW9 · Arlington Parade, SW2 · Atlantic Road, SW9 · Aytoun Place, SW9 · Aytoun Road, SW9 · Bankton Road, SW2 · Barnwell Road, SW2 · Barrington Road, SW2 · Barrington Road, SW9 · Baytree Road, SW2 · Beehive Place, SW9 · Belinda Road, SW9 · Bellefields Road, SW9 · Benedict Road, SW9 · Bennett Road, SW9 · Bernays Grove, SW9 · Beverstone Road, SW2 · Bramah Green, SW9 · Brighton Terrace, SW9 · Brixton Oval, SW2 · Brixton Road, SW9 · Brixton Station Road, SW9 · Brixton Village Granville Arcade, SW9 · Buckner Road, SW2 · Burgoyne Road, SW9 · Burnley Road, SW9 · Burton Road, SW9 · Caldwell Street, SW9 · Cancell Road, SW9 · Cantebury Court Kennington Park, SW9 · Canterbury Court, SW9 · Canterbury Crescent, SW9 · Canterbury Cresent, SW9 · Chryssell Road, SW9 · Clapham Road, SW4 · Clapham Road, SW9 · Claribel Road, SW9 · Coldha, SW9 · Cowley Road, SW9 · Cranmer Road, SW9 · Cranworth Gardens, SW9 · Crewdson Road, SW9 · Cromwell Road, SW9 · Crowhurst Close, SW9 · Dairy Mews, SW9 · Dalberg Road, SW2 · Dalbury House, SW9 · Dorrell Place, SW9 · Durand Gardens, SW9 · Effra Road, SW2 · Electric Avenue, SW9 · Electric Lane, SW9 · Elliott Road, SW9 · Eurolink Business Centre, SW2 · Evandale Road, SW9 · Evesham Walk, SW9 · Eythorne Road, SW9 · Featley Road, SW9 · Ferndale Road, SW9 · Ferrey Mews, SW9 · Fir Grove Road, SW9 · Fiveways Road, SW9 · Fountain Place, SW9 · Foxley Road, SW9 · Foxley Square, SW9 · Frederick Crescent, SW9 · Frederick Cresent, SW9 · Fyfield Road, SW9 · Gateley Road, SW9 · Geneva Drive, SW9 · Gosling Way, SW9 · Granville Arcade, SW9 · Gresham Road, SW9 · Groveway, SW9 · Guinness Trust Estate, SW9 · Hackford Road, SW9 · Hackford Walk, SW9 · Hilda Lockert Walk, SW9 · Hillyard Street, SW9 · Holland Grove, SW9 · Ingleborough Street, SW9 · Jelf Road, SW2 · Johnston Close, SW9 · Kellett Road, SW2 · Kendal Close, SW9 · Knatchbull Road, SW9 · Knowle Close, SW9 · Langton Road, SW9 · Lett Road, SW9 · Liberty Street, SW9 · Listowel Close, SW9 · Lorn Road, SW9 · Lothian Road, SW9 · Loughborough Road, SW9 · Major Close, SW9 · Mallams Mews, SW9 · Marcella Road, SW9 · Marcus Garvey Way, SE24 · Market Row, SW9 · Melbourne Mews, SW9 · Mervan Road, SW2 · Millbrook Road, SW9 · Minerva Close, SW9 · Moat Place, SW9 · Morat Street, SW9 · Mostyn Road, SW9 · Mowll Street, SW9 · Myatt Road, SW9 · Normandy Road, SW9 · Nursery Road, SW9 · Offley Road, SW9 · Overton Road, SW9 · Patmos Road, SW9 · Peckford Place, SW9 · Perseverance Place, SW9 · Popes Road, SW9 · Porden Road, SW2 · Prima Road, SW9 · Printers Road, SW9 · Probert Road, SW2 · Pulross Road, SW9 · Railton Road, SW2 · Railway Arches, SW9 · Rathgar Road, SW9 · Rattray Road, SW2 · Reliance Arcade, SW9 · Ridgway Road, SW9 · Robsart Street, SW9 · Romero Close, SW9 · Rumsey Road, SW9 · Rupert Gardens, SW9 · Rushcroft Road, SW2 · Russell Grove, SW9 · Saint Matthew’s Road, SW2 · Saltoun Road, SW2 · Sidney Road, SW9 · Somerville Close, SW9 · South Island Place, SW9 · South Lambeth Road, SW9 · Southey Road, SW9 · Spicer Close, SW9 · St Georges Residences, SE24 · St Jame’s Crescent, SW9 · St Jamess Crescent, SW9 · St Johns Crescent, SW9 · St Lawrence way, SW9 · St Martins Road, SW9 · St Mathews Road, SW2 · St Matthews Church, SW2 · St Matthews Road, SW2 · St Michaels Road, SW9 · St. Martin’s Road, SW9 · St. Matthews Road, SW2 · Stansfield Road, SW9 · Station Avenue, SW9 · Stockwell Avenue, SW9 · Stockwell Gardens, SW9 · Stockwell Lane, SW9 · Stockwell Park Crescent, SW9 · Stockwell Park Cresent, SW9 · Stockwell Park Road, SW9 · Stockwell Park Walk, SW9 · Stockwell Road, SW9 · Styles Gardens, SW9 · Sussex Walk, SW9 · Swinford Gardens, SW9 · Talma Road, SW2 · The Stableyard, SW9 · Thornton Street, SW9 · Thrayle House, SW9 · Torrey Drive, SW9 · Town Hall Parade, SW2 · Trinity Gardens, SW9 · Tunstall Road, SW9 · Urlwin Walk, SW9 · Valentia Place, SW9 · Van Gogh Walk, SW9 · Vassall Road, SW9 · Villa Road, SW9 · Vining Street, SW9 · Western Road, SW9 · Wickwood Street, SE5 · Wiltshire Road, SW9 · Winans Walk, SW9 · Winchester House Kennington Park, SW9 · Wynne Road, SW9 ·


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