On my way back from Clapham Junction (-new milk pan from Woolies, thrift shop browsing...) I noticed that the Lady Margaret Hall Settlement, ( which I think has been deserted for a while) is being messily demolished. I took my first computer class there, and oddly felt slightly sad to see it go, hideous as it was. In its day, it was a useful place for homeless or otherwise needy young people, and offerred the aforementioned cheap courses and advice to local folk about all sorts of stuff. It looks as though the 'nature garden' and several large trees are also being fucked over in a terminal fashion. Feck.
What do you suppose will be built there? Nobody I've asked so far knows anything. More yuppie flats, I suppose, like on the lot across the street. (Sigh-)