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Abacus Hardware

Abacus Hardware, 215 Streatham High Road, Borough of Lambeth, London SW16, 2002 I don’t think it actually sold abacuses, though it looks like it might have done. Long gone, it became Nura Cash & Carry then a nameless run-down shop of random stuff. Much detail lost sadly because it’s a photo of a transparency.

Abacus Hardware

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  1. We were going to work on this shop as part of the regeneration of Streatham. Quite a few shops are being done up there and in West Norwood. This is currently a Somalian shop, when we visited there was lots of noise going on int he basement and we couldn’t help them unfortunately for various reasons from planning to budgets and the who owners themselves who wanted us to do another shop instead. It’s such a shame the shop front was ripped out and such an awful one put there in it’s place.

    We couldn’t find any previous images of this shop. Do you have any more of Streatham and West Norwood?

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