In my previous post I mentioned the gentrification of Brixton and the way in which many local traders are being evicted from their long-standing shops around the railway arches. Despite a campaign with much local support, the evictions by Network Rail, with support from Lambeth Council, have continued. Not so long ago, the arch below contained a fishmongers that had been trading for decades. There are only four family owned businesses left in these arches, and they’re taking Network Rail to court; I only hope they win otherwise another bit of local London history will have disappeared as the place becomes an identikit row of coffee shops, estate agents and mobile phone dealers like so much of the rest of the UK.
Still, no time for hanging around – I needed to get to work. In the end that involved some hanging around after all; I couldn’t get on to the tube! See below. This is why I should cycle to work more often…..
Perhaps the week will get better – although as my boiler broke today so there’s no heating or hot water, I might just write this one off! Just love cold showers at this time of year. In desperation, it’s getting close to whisky o’clock (in the interest of keeping warm).
(for those interested, both photos from D Lux typ 109 and processed using SilverEfex Pro).