I used to go and get lost in the marshes a lot. A lot of my life was spent there, just kind of spent there. And it’s nice knowing it’s always gonna be there.
I didn’t know the development was a thing until you told me. It’s a hard one to grapple with, especially with how the world is right now. Because we really should be…veering sharply in the other direction, you know? I’m thinking, what is my connection to Hackney marshes? Well there’s just lots of memories there, lots off my childhood, me developing as a young person. Then you get older and that becomes part of a memory rather than your lived experience. You’re further away from it, and then you look back and in reality the place is changing. Its crumbling and getting eaten away.