Thursday, 24 September 2009
Last Chance to See Lesney's
As you all probably know, Maria & a few other residents used to work in the old Matchbox factory down the road. She has regaled us with many stories of how all the women were bussed in to the factory each day - and made those fantastic cars we all played with as kids.
Well - the old building is starting to be demolished in a few days time. It's been our neighbour for so long - it's difficult to imagine it gone!
But - in its place will be the new fantastic artists development! Their will be hundreds of new brilliant neighbours - and loads of them will be artists moving into the studio live/work units that London & Quadrant will be managing.
This is a great thing for the Wick! Remember that once the Olympics are over - the International Press Centre & International Broadcast Centre (opposite us) will be ripe for similar artistic studios. Hackney Wick is fast becoming the greatest Art Quarter in Europe!! And here is us - smack bang in the middle of it all!!
Aaaaaanyway - please take a stroll along the canal to see the last few days of the old Lesney factory. Say a final thanks to Mary & all who helped make kids lives - all over the world - so happy!!