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Serius, MOT, Two Bees & Extra

My stroll which started in Clapham on Sunday 4th June 1989 continues in Stockwell. It started with Gentle & Life, Pinter and Stockwell Breweries and the earlier publish was Coldharbour, Atlantic & Brixton Rd – 1989.

Serius Gallery, 44 Bellefields Rd, Brixton, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-22

All I can inform you about SERIUS GALLERY is written on the door of 44 Bellefields Rd, which continues with ‘QUEEN MARTIN’ and offers its opening hours as Mon-Fri 2-6pm and Sat, Solar 12-3. These homes are nonetheless there, trying in moderately higher situation however not as a gallery.

Nor can I inform you something about Queen Martin, although these was a moderately good trying Victorian pub at 45 Bellefields Highway reverse this home named The Queen, which was demolished in 2006 and changed by an moderately ugly block with flats above floor flooring industrial areas additionally named THE QUEEN.

MOT Centre, Ferndale Rd, Brixton, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-24
MOT Centre, Ferndale Rd, Brixton, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-24

The M.O.T. Centre for Automobiles & Motor Cycles providing Free Steering & Brake Security Test wouldn’t encourage my confidence with its heap of automotive scrap on the left of the image. This web site is now a little bit tidier as Zaks Tyres and the Ferndale Highway Automotive Wash, on the nook of Ferndale Highway and Pulross Highway.

The fence simply seen above its notices is alongside the railway line.

Tintern St, Brixton, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-12
Tintern St, Brixton, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-12

I made one other image of the M.O.T centre (not on line) which continues on the opposite aspect of the railway bridge and a pair extra and continued alongside Ferndale Highway, wandering down a number of the aspect streets. I’ve additionally not but digitised an image of the Brixton Seventh Day Adventist Church on the nook of Ducie St and Santley St, and my subsequent image on-line is that this one from Tintern Road. The constructing at proper of the image is on the nook with Ferndale Highway, with two outlets there not seen in my image.

The shopfronts have modified however the higher flooring and normal look are nonetheless a lot as they have been in 1989, and the entire stays a moderately good reminder of the Victorian period. The principle loss is within the shopfronts on the left of my image. After all it’s not the ‘TWO BEES LADIES AND GENTS HAIRDRESSERS’ however nonetheless in the identical commerce as a Unisex Hair Salon.

Subverted Billboard, Bedford Rd, Clapham, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-14
Subverted Billboard, Bedford Rd, Clapham, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-14

I’m undecided I fully understood the amendments made to this billboard which marketed Billy Graham’s 1989 Evangelical Mission once I made this image. It helps too search for Luke 12:19, which within the King James Model reads “And I’ll say to my soul, Soul, thou hast a lot items laid up for a few years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” And to place the remark into extra customary English, “Greenback invoice nonetheless needs to be my bowl of cherries.”

Whereas it’s clear that the L is now a pound signal, and is adopted by a greenback image. I believe the ‘E’ at proper is added to make this now learn £$ FEE.

I believe it was most likely a distinct hand that posted a line of 5 anti-poll tax posters posters at backside proper.

Chequers Cafe, Bedford Rd, Landor Rd, Clapham, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-15
Chequers Café, Bedford Rd, Landor Rd, Clapham, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-15

The Chequers Café, a greengrocers and a pub on the nook of Bedford Highway with Landor Highway. The pub continues to be there. In 1989 it was the Bedford Arms, there since round 1874, however I believe later was the Hog’s Head and easily the Bedford. In 2003 it grew to become The Clapham North, the primary of a number of pubs within the space opened by the pub group Livelyhood who made it one in every of Clapham’s hottest pubs. However they have been merely tenants and the pub was purchased by Younger’s in 2013 and ten years later they determined to take over the lease. So now simply one other Younger’s pub.

Houses, Atherfold Rd, Clapham, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-16
Homes, Atherfold Rd, Clapham, Lambeth, 1989 89-6a-16

This was the final image on my stroll on 4th June 1989. These unusually ornate early Edwardian homes caught my consideration. They’re terraced homes, however constructed to look grander than they’re with substantial doorways over paired entrance doorways. The homes at left are a part of a brief terrace of 4, after which an extended terrace goes round a nook on the street.

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