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“What shall we get Daddy for his birthday?”

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We cannot go on enough about Brixton Market, its beauty, its vibrancy, its rich cultural history and its importance as the heart  of our little town!

Brixton Market Row

So, we are ecstatic to announce, following a recent BBC News report, that Friends Of Brixton Market‘s campaigning against the threats of redevelopment has come to fruition in the form of a Grade II listing !!!

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The Brixton pound is here. It officially launches today at Lambeth Town Hall where the final design will be revealed. Olive Morris, Vincent Van Gogh and James Lovelock are among some of the locals who’s likenesses are being used on the notes. Go here to find to more: http://brixtonpound.wordpress.com

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You should know by now that Brixton is getting its own currency. Partly because we’re special like that but also because it will ensure that money spent in the area stays in the area. To read more about it, have a look at the Brixton Pound website

We’ve just had an email through from them to say that they’re doing a poll for people to vote on which famous Brixtonians should be used on the note design. The choices are CLR James, Linton Kwesi Johnston, Olive Morris, Harold Macmillan, James Lovelock and Dan Leto. We already know who we want it to be, but for your chance to have a say, click here.

They’re also looking for pics of local Brixton sites to include on their notes so if you have any great images email them to brixtonpound@googlemail.com.

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HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR!

Brixton Book Mongers 439 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LN.
Definitely worth checking out!

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Now if that isn’t the worst pun you’ve heard all day, all week even, then you must be a regular reader of the London Lite. Oops, that’d a be a few million Londoners then. Oh well. 

Anyway a few weeks ago, we said we’d showcase our favourite shops in our beloved market and after HQ Brixton, we’re choosing Freeman Textiles. Going in there, gives me the same feeling that I get entering the Pick ‘n’ Mix section of sweet shops: salivating, gluttonous excitement. Juicy, fruity, sugar-covered African fabrics piled to the ceiling in every colour and pattern. If they had metal tongs and paper bags to shovel them into, it would be a dangerous affair. I’d break the scales.

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