Then and Now: Electric Avenue, Christmas
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1908 This Edwardian Christmas view shows the lavish decorations hung along Electric Avenue.
Note the large suspended 'lucky horseshoe' with a banner underneath declaring, "We wish a prosperous year for all who pass under this lucky shoe"
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
22nd Dec 2003 The sun may be out, but there's precious little Christmas cheer in this view.
Electric Avenue's fall from grace as an upmarket shopping destination is reflected by the paucity of decorations along the street.
20th Dec 2006 Three years on, and the decorations along Electric Avenue are just as non-existent, with the market looking depressingly empty.
See our Christmas in Brixton, 2006 photos for more views.
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