Number 56 is the property with the ‘Amazing Grace’ sign above it on the modern photo above. Number 56 was at first number 58 until renumbering around 1898.
In the image above from 1908 you can see 56 Brixton Road to the left of the image. You can see that the sign says “Wall” this was Lydia Wall’s bakers shop at the time.
Although the image above pre-dates the records I have access to it is clearly a paper bag from John Samuel & North Co, bakers listed here. It appears that they were once situated in number 58 although my records do not go back that far.
Year Name Business
1881 Not Featured 1886 Not Featured 1888 Mrs Emma Lorne Laundress
1889 Mrs Emma Corne Laundress
1890 Not Featured 1891 Not Featured 1892 John Samuel & North Co Bakers
1894 John Samuel & North Co Bakers
1895 John Samuel & North Co Bakers
1897 Mrs Lydia Wall Baker
1898 Mrs Lydia Wall Baker
1903 Mrs Lydia Wall Baker
Post & M.O. & T.O & S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office
1904 Mrs Lydia Wall Baker
Post & Telegraph Office
1909 Mrs Lydia Wall Baker
1915 Not Featured 1920 Jessie Phillips Baker
1923 Jessie Phillips Baker
Post & M.O. & T.O & Annuity & Insurance Office
1925 Albert Goddart Baker
1926 Albert Goddart Baker
1928 Albert Goddart Baker