047/270: #Stockwell – The Memorial

Stockwell was extensively rebuilt in the early 1970’s for the advent of the Victoria Line. The original City & South London Railway surface level building was replaced with an uninspiring box structure, though the flats above the station were added at a much later date. Nevertheless it’s a clean and well-kept station with a spacious ticket hall. A shrine to the late Jean Charles de Menezes, shot here by police in 2005, was made into a permanent mosaic mural on the outside wall of the station in 2010.

Opposite the station sits another deep level shelter entrance. This one has been turned into a colourful War Memorial and was decorated by students at a local school.

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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