hard to let

I am continuing my tour of London’s East End. Not too far from where Jalil in yesterdays pictures lived, was this GLC (Greater London Council) housing estate in Hackney where my best friends, Joyce and Lawrence lived. These buildings would be called "tenements" or "the projects" in the USA. At the time of this photo these were considered "hard to let" properties because nobody wanted to live there. I lived in similar GLC hard to let apartment, but a few miles away just off Cable Street, which is not in such a nice part of town as these buildings! Although hard to let, it was home, and despite the poverty and high crime rates it was a great place to live!

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