Squats of Brockley

Farnsworth: "Hey! Unless this is a nude love-in... get the hell off my property!"
Free Waterfall Junior: "You can't own property, man."
Farnsworth: "I can. But that's because I'm not a penniless hippie."
- Futurama
Former squat, Tyrwhitt Road

Despite the sad passing of the Elephant House, there are still some grand squats in Brockley. There's this former squat next to the Talbot on Tyrwhitt Road and the Manor Avenue United Services Club. But which others are there locally and what are their histories?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strictly speaking this is no longer a squat as the residents are there with permission. The house certainly looks better now than it did before.

Brockley Nick said...

Ah, OK, apologies!

Anonymous said...

I think there's one on Wickham Rd. No 68 perhaps? Artists' colony.

Matt-Z said...

No 68 is not a squat.

Anonymous said...

68 definitely not a squat, I live two doors down and while bohemian, they are delightful neighbours living there with permission of the owner

Lou Baker said...
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Mb said...

I'm guessing Lou's comment was not the equivalent of a big old hug?

The houses at the end of Malpas opposite the chippy? The shutters go on and off regularly. Squat or not?

Fearnley said...

I'm squatting for my gap yah. Brockley Nick and Headhunter bring me free range couscous and gluten-free grissini so I get by, you know?

Anyway check out my blog; it's basically a site me and a few friends threw together about my balls.

Brockley Nick said...

@Fearnley - if anything, I expected to cop some flack for the Futurama quote, not to be accused of being too indulgent of squatters.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Interstingly my near neighbours at No8 still practice a "coded" knock when entering the premises.

Perhaps they are afraid of squatters!

Fearnley - I presume you are related to the Dorsetshire Fearnley Wernleys - Hugh included.

Tyrwhitt B said...

I guess there are squatters and squatters... You see all those stories in the news and papers about a bunch of “animals” destroying other people’s properties and how difficult is to evict them... Tyrwhitt bunch are far from that, no raves until late, no problems whatsoever, they are no different from any other neighbours in the street and their front garden is looking much better than the posh 4 bed house next to the Talbot!!!

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I think I prefer Interstingly to Interestingly.

More haste less speed.

Hugh said...

Why do female squatters insist on sporting those rancid matted-dreadlock hairdos?

Anonymous said...

Lack of running water?

Danja said...

Dorsetshire Fearnley Wernleys, Hugh...

Zummerzetshire, although he does his best to pretend otherwise.

Danja said...

Dorsetshire Fearnley Wernleys

Zummerzet, although he hates to admit it

Anonymous said...

How strange, I couldn't be bothered to log in but it still posted it through the google-account after I'd turned back and gone to name/url.

Headhunter said...

Is the USC on Manor Ave still a squat? I saw some student-y looking people going in there the other night and as they entered they looked round at me guardedly but there's a "Sold" sign outside, I would have though the developers (I assume it's developers who have bought it) would be keen to press on with development as soon as possible...

Anonymous said...

So would the guy who owns Depford Job Cetre.

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