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Remembering Brian Haw on Loughborough Junction billboard

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Barney’s Cafe, old advertising signs spruced up

The old Bristol tipped and Woodbine cigarette advertising signs at Barney’s Cafe in Loughborough Junction have had a really good clean up by the builders refitting for a new restaurant. Barney’s was latterly known as Joel’s Barney’s Cafe.

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A message to Wanless Road from Yoko Ono, 2022

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Street Poetry in Loughborough Junction & Denmark Hill

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Bob Marley mural inside Loughborough Junction furniture warehouse

Following the closure of the Furniture warehouse on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Hinton Road, work is being undertaken in the warehouse section behind the shop. This mural of Bob Marley is high up on the dividing wall.

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Herne Hill Road postcard c 1908

This postcard published by The Card House Wholesale and M’fg Co shows a view of Herne Hill Road looking south up the hill from a point just before Wanless Road. It was posted c1908 by Kate and addressed to My … Continue reading

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Herne Hill Road graffiti by The Artful Dodger

A new piece of graffiti has appeared on Herne Hill Road on the Railway Arches at the Coldharbour Lane end. 02/12/2021 This piece of street art has now been painted over. Not surprised. It had a rather unsavoury dubious message. … Continue reading

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The Two Free Book Libraries of Loughborough Junction + a small one on Loughborough Road

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David Greig – the sign returns

David Greig – the Sign returns The old presumed lost David Greig shop sign at Coldharbour Lane makes a spectactular return, cleaned and restored. Located at 232 Coldharbour Lane, it was the home of David Greig Butchers. Well done to … Continue reading

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Three views of Loughborough Road through time.

These photos/postcards are all looking north just down from Loughborough Junction, with Wyck Gardens and Loughborough Farm on the left and right respectively. The first image is a Card House Postcard no 19059, titled Loughboro’ Rd, SW. Sent to me … Continue reading

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