Brixton

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Brixton is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth.wikipedia
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Stockwell

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It lies within Inner South London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill, Balham and Herne Hill. The area remained undeveloped until the beginning of the 19th century, the main settlements being near Stockwell, Brixton Hill and Coldharbour Lane.
Battersea, Brixton, Clapham, South Lambeth, Oval and Kennington all border Stockwell.

Tulse Hill

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It lies within Inner South London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill, Balham and Herne Hill.
It lies to the south of Brixton, east of Brixton Hill, north of West Norwood and west of West Dulwich.

Herne Hill

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It lies within Inner South London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill, Balham and Herne Hill. At the time the River Effra flowed from its source in Upper Norwood through Herne Hill to Brixton.
Herne Hill is a district in south London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich Village, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill.

Brixton Hill

The location is unknown but is thought to be at the top of Brixton Hill, at a road known at the time as Bristow or Brixton Causeway, long before any settlement in the area. The area remained undeveloped until the beginning of the 19th century, the main settlements being near Stockwell, Brixton Hill and Coldharbour Lane.
Brixton Hill is the name given to a 2/3 mi section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England.

London Borough of Lambeth

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Brixton is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth.
The largest shopping areas are (in order of size) Streatham, Brixton, Vauxhall, Clapham and West Norwood.

Hundred of Brixton

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Brixi is thought to have erected a boundary stone to mark the meeting place of the ancient hundred court of Surrey.
Its area has been entirely absorbed by the growth of London; with its name currently referring to the Brixton district.

Brixton tube station

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Brixton is 2.7 mi south-southwest from the geographical centre of London near Brixton Underground station (Victoria Line).
Brixton is a London Underground station on Brixton Road in Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth, South London.

Coldharbour Lane

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The area remained undeveloped until the beginning of the 19th century, the main settlements being near Stockwell, Brixton Hill and Coldharbour Lane.
Coldharbour Lane is a road in south London that leads south-westwards from Camberwell to Brixton.

River Effra

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At the time the River Effra flowed from its source in Upper Norwood through Herne Hill to Brixton.
Once a tributary of the River Thames, flows from the Effra were incorporated in the Victorian era into a combined sewer draining much of the historic area of Peckham and Brixton.

Brixton Market

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Today, Brixton Road is the main shopping area, fusing into Brixton Market.
Brixton Market comprises a street market in the centre of Brixton, south London, and the adjacent covered market areas in nearby arcades Reliance Arcade, Market Row and Granville Arcade (recently rebranded as 'Brixton Village').

Ashby's Mill

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One of a few surviving windmills in London, built in 1816, is just off Brixton Hill and surrounded by houses built during Brixton's Victorian expansion.
Ashby's Mill, often referred to as simply Brixton Windmill, is a restored grade II* listed tower mill at Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth.

1981 Brixton riot

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Brixton was the scene of riots in April 1981 at a time when Brixton underwent deep social and economic problems—high unemployment, high crime, poor housing, no amenities—in a predominantly African-Caribbean community.
The 1981 Brixton riot, or Brixton uprising, was a confrontation between the Metropolitan Police and protesters in Brixton, South London, England, between 10 and 12 April 1981.

British African-Caribbean people

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Brixton was the scene of riots in April 1981 at a time when Brixton underwent deep social and economic problems—high unemployment, high crime, poor housing, no amenities—in a predominantly African-Caribbean community. It is a multiethnic community, with a large percentage of its population of Afro-Caribbean descent.
In these cities, the community is traditionally associated with a particular area, such as Brixton, Harlesden, Stonebridge, Hackney, Lewisham, Tottenham, Peckham in London, West Bowling and Heaton in Bradford, Chapeltown in Leeds, St. Pauls in Bristol, or Handsworth and Aston in Birmingham or Moss Side in Manchester, St Ann's in Nottingham and Toxteth in Liverpool.

Electric Avenue

In 1888, Electric Avenue was so named after it became the first street in London to be lit by electricity. On 17 April 1999 neo-nazi bomber David Copeland planted a nail bomb in Electric Avenue, which exploded on a market day by the Iceland supermarket at the junction with Brixton Road (Brixton High Street). The reverse of the notes, designed by a Brixton creative agency This Ain't Rock'n'Roll, feature notable local landmarks such as the Stockwell Skatepark, public art on Electric Avenue, Nuclear Dawn (one of the Brixton murals), and the Stirling Prize-winning Evelyn Grace Academy.
Electric Avenue is a street in Brixton, London.

John Major

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Former Prime Minister John Major's own childhood roots in Brixton were used in a campaign poster during the Conservative Party's 1992 election campaign: "What does the Conservative Party offer a working class kid from Brixton? They made him Prime Minister."
Born in St Helier, Surrey, Major grew up in Brixton.

Brixton Road

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The largest single development, and one of the last in suburban character, was Angell Town, laid out in the 1850s on the east side of Brixton Road, and so named after a family that owned land in Lambeth from the late 17th century until well into the 20th. On 17 April 1999 neo-nazi bomber David Copeland planted a nail bomb in Electric Avenue, which exploded on a market day by the Iceland supermarket at the junction with Brixton Road (Brixton High Street).
Brixton Road is a road in the London Borough of Lambeth (south London, England), leading from the Oval at Kennington to Brixton, where it forms the high street and then forks into Effra Road and Brixton Hill at St Matthew's church at the junction with Acre Lane and Coldharbour Lane.

Windrush Square

In 1998 the area in front of the Tate Library in Brixton was renamed "Windrush Square" to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush.
Windrush Square is an open public space in the centre of Brixton, south London, occupying an area in front of the Brixton Tate Library that was originally known as the Brixton Oval, and then Tate Gardens.

1995 Brixton riot

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The 1995 riots were initially sparked by the death of a black man (Wayne Douglas) in police custody and occurred in an atmosphere of discontent about the gentrification of Brixton.
Police sealed off a three-kilometre (2 mile) area around Brixton in south London.

1999 London nail bombings

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On 17 April 1999 neo-nazi bomber David Copeland planted a nail bomb in Electric Avenue, which exploded on a market day by the Iceland supermarket at the junction with Brixton Road (Brixton High Street).
Over three successive weekends between 17 and 30 April 1999, homemade nail bombs were detonated respectively in Brixton, south London; Brick Lane in Spitalfields in the East End; and in The Admiral Duncan pub in Soho in the West End.

Balham

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It lies within Inner South London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill, Balham and Herne Hill.
Other nearby areas include Tooting, Streatham, Brixton, Battersea, Wandsworth Common, Clapham South or the southern part of Clapham Park.

Brockwell Park

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Brockwell Park hosts the now annual Urban Green Fair, first held in summer 2007.
Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located south of Brixton, in Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in south London.

Scarman Report

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The subsequent Scarman report was published in November 1981 and found unquestionable evidence of the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of 'stop and search' powers by the police against black people.
The riot took place in Brixton, London on 11 April 1981.

David Bowie

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A second issue of the paper currency was launched, featuring a new set of well-known people with Brixton connections: On the B£1, the Black Cultural Archives founder Len Garrison, on the B£5, NBA basketball player Luol Deng (the reverse was inspired by the Evelyn Grace Academy), David Bowie on the B£10 and World War II secret agent Violette Szabo on the B£20.
Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963.

Brixton murals

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The reverse of the notes, designed by a Brixton creative agency This Ain't Rock'n'Roll, feature notable local landmarks such as the Stockwell Skatepark, public art on Electric Avenue, Nuclear Dawn (one of the Brixton murals), and the Stirling Prize-winning Evelyn Grace Academy.
The Brixton murals are a series of murals by local artists in the Brixton area, in London.

Lambeth London Borough Council

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Lambeth Council has endorsed the project, which the New Economics Foundation helped to develop.
The council meets at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton.