Loughborough Junction has 7 railway bridges and for most of my time in LJ they have existed in a faded, grafitteed and generally grotty state. 7 Bridges describe themselves as an arts led regeneration project focused on improving the appearance of Loughborough Junction. It was officially launched back in September 2015 with a party at Cambria Road bridge.
The second bridge on Loughborough Road is now under way. It has been apparently a long and complicated process to gather together all the necessary permissions and find the funding. Congrats to all involved.
This is what the bridge looked like in the early 1900’s.
This is just one image from the underside of Loughborough Road bridge.
The 1st completed project was the Cambria Road bridge and here are some photos
All photos by Nick Stevens, taken December 2015.
Wandering home from work this afternoon, I noticed these new banners attached to lamp-posts in Loughborough Junction. Well done, whomever is responsible. I understand that pupils from Jessop Primary, St Saviours, Loughborough School and Michael Tippett School all helped to create the artwork that tells the history of Loughborough Junction.
They are two-sided with Loughborough Junction on one side and a local historical fact on the reverse.
Here are a selection of the Banners
This one outside the Co-op.
and finally this one next to the entrance to Cambria Road.
All photos by Loughborough Junction blog.
This painting by Ashley Best was used as the cover of John Reed’s London Tramways, published in 1997 by Capital Transport Publishing. Based presumably on a photo.
It shows two tram number 34 en-route west along Coldharbour Lane just past the junction with Herne Hill Road. London’s last trams ran in July, 1952.
In the background you can see the Shop sign for David Greig Butchers.
This cartoon is from The Sketch dated Feb 12, 1919
A painting by James O’Sullivan dated 2015 and titled Tour De Loughborough Junction.
Take a look at Jamie’s website at http://jamieosullivanartist.bigcartel.com/
The rather wonderful David Greig sign at Loughborough Junction mentioned in the earlier David Greig – Grocers post has disappeared.
1st mentioned by a poster on Urban75 Loughborough Junction chitter chatter on March 14 as having disappeared.
Photo taken 20 April 2017 by Loughborough-Junction.org blog
BrixtonBuzz has a piece about the disappearance dated April 17 2017 at this link