First Brixton barrow is refurbished

Written by on July 19, 2016 in Business, Community, Local History, News - 1 Comment
Tracey's barrow before restoration

Tracey’s barrow before restoration

The first Brixton market barrow to be repaired has emerged from the arches workshop at 553 Brixton Station Road.

Fruit and veg trader Tracey will be able to use it when the market is back in action after its own refurb.

You can follow progress on the barrows via Twitter or Instagram at @marireijnders.

Ready for demolition

Ready for demolition

 

Breaking up the old table

Breaking up the old table

 

The barrow stripped back to its chassis and one axle

The barrow stripped back to its chassis and one axle

 

Creating a new table

Creating a new table – 1

 

Creating a new table

Creating a new table – 2

 

Creating a new table

Creating a new table – 3

 

Making the canopy frame

Making the canopy frame

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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