Electric Avenue, SW9

Road in/near Stockwell, existing between 1888 and now

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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.

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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KC Alexander
KC Alexander   
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Post by KC Alexander: Priory Grove, SW8

Lived in a two up two down until the age of 13.
Played on the bombsites (no health and safety then)
A Coal man Mr Bells lived in the road and kept his horse in a stable across the road from where he lived.
Fibre glass factory which made large figures etc for fairgrounds was down a mews which no longer exists.
Prefabs on the bend where Doreen, a friend of my mums lived with her two daughters.
Alan and Alex who?s mum and dad were also friends of my parents lived near the priory pub. the pub is now residential flats.
Alex was another boy who lived just a couple of doors along from me as was Colin.
The house was knocked down in 1964 and the site is now an adventure playground.
The only thing left I recognise is my old sycamore tree which grew in my garden which I could often be found climbing.

Never fell out of it !

Allen Waters
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Post by Allen Waters: Lansdowne Gardens, SW8

I used to live at no. 27 from 1950-1961. My family had the large room on the ground floor a bedroom on the 2nd floor and a room in the attic. There were several other families who came and went over the years, as well as landlords. We had a landlord for a time called ?Gethin?. I used to play with my friends in the road as there were few cars then. We used to use the lamppost next to house as a cricket wicket and it?s still there. I can remember swings in the green and a parkeeper there with a coal brazier in the winter. I was a choirboy at St Barnaby?s, I remember a bagwash near the church when the houses were demolished to build the estate. There used to be a row of shops and I particularly remember one called ?gallies? a sweet shop where you could get a penny drink and they put gas in it for you. Schools I went to were Priory Grove, then Al

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Evelyn Johnson
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Post by Evelyn Johnson: Sturgeon Road, SE17

I lived at 105 Sturgeon Road in 1956 went to st Paul’s church Lorrimore sqN8DvL

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Post by Pauline jones: Bessborough Place, SW1V

I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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peter hiller
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Post by peter hiller: Sancroft Street, SE11

what is the history of tresco house 2 sancroft street ,it looks older than a 1990s site

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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
Angell Town:   Angell Town is a large, municipally-built housing complex on the Brixton/Stockwell border.
Christ Church Primary SW9:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Durand Academy:   Academy converter (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Effra Nursery School and Early Years Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Jubilee Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Jubilee Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Lansdowne School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Liz Atkinson Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Platanos College:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Reay Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
South Bank Engineering UTC:   University technical college (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
St Helen’s Catholic School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St John’s Angell Town Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Stockwell:   Stockwell is a district situated a couple of miles south-east of Charing Cross.
Stockwell Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Stockwell Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Stockwell Skatepark:   
Sudbourne Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Trinity Academy:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.


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 · Allardyce Street, SW4 · Alvanley House, SW9 · Angell Park Gardens, SW9 · Angell Road, SW9 · Appach Road, SW2 · Archbishops Place, SW2 · Arches, SW9 · Argyll Close, SW9 · Arlingford Mews, SW2 · Arlingford Road, SW2 · Arlington Parade, SW2 · Arodene Road, SW2 · Atlantic Road, SW9 · Aytoun Place, SW9 · Aytoun Road, SW9 · Bailey Mews, SW2 · Bankton Road, SW2 · Barnwell Road, SW2 · Barrington Road, SW2 · Barrington Road, SW9 · Bascombe Street, SW2 · Baytree Road, SW2 · Beechdale Road, SW2 · Beehive Place, SW9 · Belinda Road, SW9 · Bellefields Road, SW9 · Belvedere Place, SW2 · Benedict Road, SW9 · Bennett Road, SW9 · Bernays Grove, SW9 · Beverstone Road, SW2 · BMX track, SE24 · BMX track, SW2 · Brading Road, SW2 · Brailsford Road, SW2 · Bramah Green, SW9 · Brief Street, SE5 · Brighton Terrace, SW9 · Brixton Hill Court, SW2 · Brixton Hill Methodist Church, SW2 · Brixton Hill, SW2 · Brixton Oval, SW2 · Brixton Road, SW9 · Brixton Station Road, SW9 · Brixton Village Granville Arcade, SW9 · Brixton Water Lane, SW2 · Brockwell Park Row, SW2 · Brockwell Park Way, SW2 · Broomgrove Road, SW9 · Broughton Drive, SW9 · Bucknell Close, SW2 · 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 · Chantrey Road, SW9 · Charles Haller Street, SW2 · Chaucer Road, SE24 · Chaucer Road, SW2 · Cherry Laurel Walk, SW2 · China Mews, SW2 · Chryssell Road, SW9 · Clapham Road, SW4 · Clapham Road, SW8 · Clapham Road, SW9 · Claribel Road, SW9 · Cold Harbour Lane, SW9 · Coldha, SW9 · Coldharbour Lane, SW9 · Combermere Road, SW9 · Cowley Road, SW9 · Craignair Road, SW2 · Cranmer Road, SW9 · Cranworth Gardens, SW9 · Craster Road, SW2 · Crewdson Road, SW9 · Cromwell Road, SW9 · Crowhurst Close, SW9 · Crownstone Road, SW2 · Dairy Mews, SW9 · Dalberg Road, SW2 · Dalbury House, SW9 · Dalyell Road, SW9 · Dewey Lane, SW2 · Dorrell Place, SW9 · Dray Gardens, SW2 · Durand Gardens, SW9 · Eaton Drive, SW9 · Effra Parade, SW2 · Effra Road, EC2M · Effra Road, SW2 · Electric Avenue, SW9 · Electric Lane, SW9 · Elliott Road, SW9 · Elm Park, SW2 · Endymion Road, SW2 · Entrance to Garage, SW2 · Eurolink Business Centre, SW2 · Evandale Road, SW9 · Evesham Walk, SW9 · Eythorne Road, SW9 · Fairmount Road, SW2 · Fairview Place, SW2 · Featley Road, SW9 · Ferndale Road, SW9 · Ferrey Mews, SW9 · Fir Grove Road, SW9 · Fitzgerald House, SW9 · Fiveways Road, SW9 · Fleet House, SW2 · Fountain Place, SW9 · Foxley Road, SW9 · Foxley Square, SW9 · Frederick Crescent, SW9 · Frederick Cresent, SW9 · Fyfield Road, SW9 · Gateley Road, SW9 · Geneva Drive, SW9 · Glendall Street, SW9 · Gosling Way, SW9 · Granville Arcade, SW9 · Gresham Road, SW9 · Groveway, SW9 · Guinness Trust Estate, SW9 · Hackford Road, SW9 · Hackford Walk, SW9 · Hampson Way, SW8 · Handforth Road, SW9 · Hargwyne Street, SW9 · Helix Gardens, SW2 · Helix Road, SW2 · Hilda Lockert Walk, SW9 · Hillyard Street, SW9 · Holland Grove, SW9 · Horsford Road, SW2 · Ingleborough Street, SW9 · Irving Grove, SW9 · Jelf Road, SW2 · Johnston Close, SW9 · Josephine Avenue, SW2 · Kellett Road, SW2 · Kendal Close, SW9 · Kett Gardens, SW2 · Knatchbull Road, SW9 · Knowle Close, SW9 · Langton Road, SW9 · Leander Road, SW2 · Leeson Road, SE24 · 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 · Medora Road, SW2 · Melbourne Mews, SW9 · Mervan Road, SW2 · Millbrook Road, SW9 · Minerva Close, SW9 · Moat Place, SW9 · Morat Street, SW9 · Mordaunt Street, SW9 · Morval Road, SW2 · Mostyn Road, SW9 · Mowll Street, SW9 · Myatt Road, SW9 · Normandy Road, SW9 · Nursery Road, SW9 · Offley Road, SW9 · Ostade Road, SW2 · Overton Road, SW9 · Patmos Road, SW9 · Peckford Place, SW9 · Perseverance Place, SW9 · Popes Road, SW9 · Porden Road, SW2 · Povey House, SW2 · Prima Road, SW9 · Printers Road, SW9 · Probert Road, SW2 · Pulross Road, SW9 · Purser House, SW2 · Railton Road, SW2 · Railway Arches, SW9 · Raleigh Gardens, SW2 · 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 Martin’s Road, SW9 · Saint Matthew’s Road, SW2 · Saint Michael’s Road, SW9 · Saltoun Road, SW2 · Sidney Road, SW9 · Somer Road, SE20 · Somerleyton Passage, SE24 · Somerleyton Road, SW9 · Somers Place, SW2 · Somers Road, SW2 · Somerville Close, SW9 · South Island Place, SW9 · South Lambeth Road, SW9 · Southey Road, SW9 · Southwyck House, SW9 · Spenser Road, SE24 · 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 Saviour’s Road, SW2 · St. Martin’s Road, SW9 · St. Matthews Road, SW2 · Stansfield Road, SW9 · Station Avenue, SW9 · Stockwell Avenue, SW9 · Stockwell Gardens, SW9 · Stockwell Green, 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 · Tesco access, SW2 · The Stableyard, SW9 · Thornton Street, SW9 · Thrayle House, SW9 · Torrens Road, SW2 · Torrey Drive, SW9 · Town Hall Parade, SW2 · Trelawn Road, SW2 · Trent Road, SW2 · Trinity Gardens, SW9 · Tudor Close, SW2 · Tulse Hill, SW2 · Tunstall Road, SW9 · Turberville House, 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 · William Winter Court, SW2 · Wiltshire Road, SW9 · Wimbart Road, SW2 · Winans Walk, SW9 · Winchester House Kennington Park, SW9 · Wynne Road, SW9 ·
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