Crystal Palace, London. Sat 18 June 2016
A private estate close to Central Hill
Central Hill Estate, designed by Rosemary Stjernstedt (1912–1998) working for Lambeth borough under Ted Hollamby (1921-99)
The estate was completed in 1974 with 374 homes. More views of the estate here
The Open Estates Day here was centred around the lawn in front of 'City Prospect'
Jane Nicholl and Ian Bone of Class War arrived at the same time as me
Jane was wearing the latest Class War sticker 'This Estate is Not for Sale'
Behind the fence were stalls with food (for donations) a book stall, the exhibition of the alternative plans and more
The exhibition showing alternative plans that would increase housing on the site without demolition
Priate cake stall
Ian Bone looks at the book stall
and comes up with 'Anarchy and Old Dogs'
People from the estate and their views on display
At left, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood Helen Hayes
One block on the estae houses shops and the Upper Norwood Community Resource Centre
Opposite the shops is a block with a nuclear bunker at its base
There was free tea, coffee and cakes for OAPs in the Resource Centre
Simon Elmer of Architects for Social Housing asks Helen Hayes MP why she is at the Open Estates event
when she has campaigned on the estate for the councillors who want to demolish it
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