This is a story about housing and one community in Hoxton, in London. It is about the memories they have associated with the derelict and then demolished block of flats they used to live in.

The block of flats, Longbow House, was built in 1929 and demolished in 2003 as part of the ongoing redevelopment of Hoxton. The residents had opted out of Hackney Council tenancy in 1999 and once the building was demolished, almost all were rehoused locally in newly built or refurbished houses or flats.

Michael Donald

A selection of image from this story was published in issue 24 of 8 Magazine. View the issue contents here

The slideshow below has an audio soundtrack.