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“Banham”, Lambeth: posh alarm, rough niche

“Banham” burglar alarm, Lambeth • This is brilliant – a posh Banham alarm in the most rough-and-ready bespoke niche. I found it on the wall of Pimlico Plumbers, who despite their toney SW1 name are located in the distinctly less upmarket area of Kennington, on the other side of the River Thames. When I went back a few weeks later there were Banham alarms neatly mounted elsewhere on the wall, and all trace of the niche had disappeared, so it was obviously a temporary arrangement – more’s the pity. • Spotted: Sail Street, Lambeth, London, SE11, England, 2011 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Vauxhall


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