When I left SE23 this is what I took with me and put up on the wall:
(Available for purchase in @leafandgroove)
Forest Hill Library is the defining symbol of the area for me. Aside from the gorgeous architecture, it’s a symbol of community spirit.
Just amazing, to see @Pauline, @Simon, @Michael and others rescue the library from closure, and off their own backs, keep it running for the community.
In fact they didn’t just keep the lights on, but they improved the library in many ways and brought onboard loads of other local people to get involved, and it’s still going strong years later.
When I launched this forum back in 2016, some of those people (particularly @Pauline) also supported my efforts and helped make this website very special. I will be eternally grateful for that, and I will never forget Forest Hill.