Brian tells us about his early life: growing up in Romford, his first job, National Service in Egypt, St Martin’s School of Art.
This is an outtake from a longer group discussion. The background crackling sounds are from the Pineapple House log fire.
Recorded 19 November 2018 in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London E8 3DF
See yourself as you were then A Frequently Asked Question Q: Where are all the old videos and photos?
Special thanks to volunteers Arani, Cherrieann, Joanna, Sekinat, Tolulope and Yvonne from
Boden via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Margaret, Michael and Tom.
Josh and Cherrieann
Yvonne and Julie
Dot and Tolu
Sekinat and Walter
Yvonne and Hyacinth
Mimi and Joanna
Full up, as usual!
Special thanks to volunteers Alessio, Daniel, Laura, Ron, Sarah, Tim and Vicky from
ITV via Benefacto – plus regular volunteers Derek, Margaret, Michael and Tom.
Dan & Catherine
Joy & Dan
Alessio & Wadley
Omotosho & Dan
Victoria, Vicky and Tim
Sarah, Irene and Abe We have been busy!
We have had 30 to 40 people, sometimes more, every Wednesday morning. So posting on this blog has not been top priority. And we don’t do as much photography as we used to, mainly because of the extra admin load dealing with the consent forms, and general GDPR-related uncertainty.
But we have remembered to acknowledge all the volunteers from Benefacto — the list is on the
Benefacto volunteers page.
On the day that Tracey Crouch announces the UK government strategy to combat loneliness, Hackney elders discuss their own understanding and experiences of loneliness and isolation.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Marylin, Mimi and Sallie.
Recorded 15 October 2018 in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London E8 3DF.
Hackney elders talking with the young PEER UK ambassadors about growing up and living in Hackney.
The oldie voices belong to: Marylin, Paula, Peter, Rick, Sallie, Walter. The PEER UK voices belong to Alice, Davinia, Dela, Elise, Mariam.
Recorded 21 September 2018 at PEER UK, London N1 6QL
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Hackney oldies look back on their lives in a conversation that begins and ends with Hackney Carnival.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Mark, Paula, Peter and Rick.
Recorded 11 September 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden, London E2 8EL
Hackney elders sharing how they keep themselves physically and mentally fit. Part 1 of a longer session.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Janette, Maralyn, Margaret, Paula, Peter and Sallie.
Recorded 28 August 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden. 34 minutes.
Hackney elders remembering their school days in London, Trinidad and Zimbabwe.
The voices belong to: Irene, Janette, Mark, Sallie.
Recorded 7 August 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden. 25 minutes.