Tag Archives: Park Hill and Sunrise Estate Hornchurch

The river Ingrebourne flows gently past our ‘village’

For generations the children of our estate have played in or near the river. They had their fishing nets with a jam jar for the Mino they caught. Then they’d race home to Mum proud to show what they’d caught. … Continue reading

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A Natural Garden adjacent to our Tower Block

This photograph was taken just fifty yards from a twelve story block of council flats, where 146 people live. A wild life garden, abundant with wild flowers and berries in autumn with small animals and insects throughout the year. It … Continue reading

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View from a Tower Block ‘village’ on the edge of London

This photograph is taken from one of three council owned tower blocks built next to Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch. The photograph looks westward towards the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf Such a pretty little ‘village’, of just over two hundred flats, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s

Six years ago a nice elderly couple moved into our tower block opposite our flat. I was quite pleased as it meant we would probably have neighbours who wouldn’t cause any nuisance, with loud music or have weird young yobs … Continue reading

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Our Village

It’s a metaphor because in many ways our council estate of 146 dwellings (in three tower blocks) can be seen in much the same way as a large hamlet of old somewhere in rural Yorkshire or any other place in … Continue reading

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