Mural celebrates Brixton Topcats’ Jimmy Rogers

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The life of local legend Jimmy Rogers has been celebrated with a mural on Electric Lane by street artist Dreph.

Jimmy founded the Brixton Topcats basketball team in the early 1980s and served as coach and mentor for hundreds of young people who passed through the club across three decades.

He was straight talking, with a Liverpudlian accent, a rich baritone voice and a heart of gold. Dubbed ‘The Bishop of Brixton’, Jimmy was the life and soul of many a Brixton party and a regular at the (now long-gone) bar Mango Landin’.

He died in 2018 following a diagnosis of cancer and is missed by all those lucky enough to have known him.

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  1. Love seeing all of these new murals around Brixton, particularly in places that previously attracted lots of unsightly graffiti.

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