Christine Wagg, who has worked for the Peabody Trust for over 20 years, illustrated her talk with some lovely photographs of the man himself, the buildings and the people who lived in them. It is astonishing that the majority of the housing remains standing, in good repair and in use by over 80,000 people today.A couple who came to the talk said they had been living in the Wild Street Estate when it still had communal water taps on the landings, communal bath houses and elderly ladies who insisted they polish the brass on their front door every week.
Times have changed. There has been masses of refurbishment to the flats and there’s no longer a requirement to polish weekly – nor indeed to sweep the passages every morning before 10 o’clock!
“Enjoyed the talk very much”