There is still a blog post to be written celebrating all that’s been achieved by the whole group of partners here in Granby this year. But today, as we held the final site meeting of the year, was a day to pause, wish each other Happy Christmas and pass our message of peace and DIY on to you as well.
The week began with a celebration in the site house at 48 Cairns Street. A homecoming party for Assemble and all of us after winning the Turner Prize.
The Turner Pies arrived early.
A party gift from our friends at Homebaked. Paticularly for Joe Farrag of Granby helping out so much with the gazebos for their Thing On The Rec event at the weekend.
Lots more food made by everyone too. We’ve been eating it all week since.
Joe and Lewis from Assemble. In the kitchen with our Michael.
Fran from Assemble with Theresa and Hazel from Granby 4 Streets.
Plus Tracey and Erika, showing off Fran’s Turner Prize winning Christmas decoration.
A good time was had by all.
Fran with Paula from Granby Workshop admiring Michael’s festive hair weave.
And then it was today.
December 17th in Cairns Street.
Demolition happening next to the Community Land Trust houses currently on site.
We have big plans for the four corner shop spaces here. But this one’s long been partly collapsed and recent high winds only made it even more unstable, so the City Council decided for the safety of everyone to carefully bring the rest down.
Piece by piece by hand.
Some small part of the structure will remain.
So whatever we do with this corner in the future will have some link with Granby’s heritage.
Meanwhile what of our houses on site?
They’re nearly done these three.
Work here being done by 16 year old Charlie, one of five local apprentices Penny Lane Builders have on site.
We are down to final details.
And very soon these will be the homes of new Granby people.
A good day in a good year.
Happy Christmas to all of the many of you who have helped us so much, from us all in Granby 4 Streets.