Crazy priorities

10/04/2015 at 16:23 Leave a comment


savebeckenhamplacepark

I was recently reminded of those halcyon days when it was perfectly possible for ordinary young people who lived in Lewisham to buy their own homes.  Given that they would need to be in employment, that it was easier for couples than singles and that you needed to make sacrifices for a couple of years to save for a deposit, there was a reasonable prospect that you could get a mortgage and on that ladder.  Me and my fiancé weren’t in high flying careers when we bought our first home late in the 1970’s; I was a clerical officer in the Home Office and he was a painter and decorator employed by Lewisham Council.  We didn’t have well-off parents, we came from the Downham Estate, but how lucky we were.

What has this got to do with Beckenham Place Park?  Well, the point is that our focus for any property we…

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