Playground Podcast

February 1, 2008

For two months, Ruth Hedges worked alongside Eastside Educational Trust in Woolmore School, Robin Hood Gardens Estate, east London, to document the lives of residents past and present – from the elderly who survived the war, to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh, and the local children whose school and homes will be demolished in the forthcoming regeneration.

Listen to children from Year 5 on what they would like to happen to Robin Hood Gardens and their school

Children on Robin Hood Gardens

Hear what it was like for women arriving as teenagers from Bangladesh into London’s East End

Life in Poplar

Follow Mary’s journey of evacuation from east London to Bedford



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