Tag Archives: Housing repairs

Housing upgrades, repairs and creative tension

In the winter of 1969, I and five other tradesmen were directed to work in a derelict house in Rushmore Road Hackney. Two stories high it had two bedrooms, a large living room and a  brick back edition. There was … Continue reading

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I could have screamed When, some years ago, An idiot tenant confessed, “Oh I’ve never voted, in any election”. Recently, that same Non-voter, had a water problem A leak, going into the flat below his Coming, from somewhere in his … Continue reading

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A Hackney Estate Before Its Time.

In 1975 I had already worked for Hackney Council for 12 years first as a plumber then as the foreman plumber. Based in the depths of Shoreditch down Bowling Green Walk off of Pitfield Street. One lunch time I got … Continue reading

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