In the Beginning

I have lived in Bevin Court for about 61 years.  My Family and I were moved into Bevin Court as part of Finsbury Borough Council’s slum clearance after the war.

As I’ve grown older I appreciate it more, although when we moved in we realised how lucky we were, because people who were not deemed worthy to live in Bevin Court were moved out to places like Romford.

It’s had ups and downs. It was magnificent when we first moved in and then over the years it has deteriorated. It has had prostitutes and drug addicts invading the communal areas. Now we have a good caretaker who cares about the flats, it’s being renovated, I think it’s on the way up again.

It will never be as good as it was because of the age of the building. Also I feel it has lost a sense of its local community which I valued.

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