Wednesday 10 February 2010 10.18am
I had a pleasant surprise when I paid a visit to the site of my first home laast summer. I knew the old tenement where I lived had been demolished back in the 1979's, which was when I last paid a visit and the area then was just a pile of rubble. I assumed that a block of high-rise flats would appear there one day. As I walked down Briganza Street from Kennington tube station I could see that it had all been grassed over and a nice walkway created.
With Kennington Park being in such close proximity I didn't think they would create another green and pleasant place. In sad contrast, when I walked round in to Manor Place, the rows of shops either side, (which numbered about fifteen and used to do a roaring trade in that thriving little community when I was a kid,) were all derelict and awaiting demolition.