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The Island: An Audiotour

7 / 9 The Demolition Order: Corner of Ottaway Street

By 1970, the Island was reduced to rubble, apparently without protest. As well as the Islanders and 'A People's Autobiography of Hackney' members, this track features Robin Simpson of the Centerprise advice centre.

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Only this end of Ottaway Street survived the wrecking ball. The street sign at the demolished end read “Ottoway Street” © Patrick Henry