Brixton Rec in the making

These Photographs were kindly lent to the Brixton Rec User Group, by John How who was part of the Lambeth team of architects in 1979. They show the Rec being constructed and just finished.

Brixton Recreation Centre had gone on site in 1972 but due to delays with contractors and developers was not completed until 1984.

John How was the main minute taker at the meetings they had about the rec. John How said that one person at these meetings was an amateur magician. When someone asked in exasperation 'WHEN will the Rec ever be completed??' this person pulled out a crystal ball from his bag and placed it on the table. JH says he duly minuted this!


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