The Walbrook Story

The Walbrook Story

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Walbrook is a housing association; indeed, a key part of The Walbrook Group is Walbrook Housing Association. But it is much more than that. It is an attitude to people in need which helps them maintain their self-respect and dignity; it is an attitude which sees barriers as challenges; it is an approach to working with people that starts by listening to them. To say that Walbrook is a housing association based in Derby is nothing but the truth, but it is far from being the whole truth. This book is divided into two main parts: a timeline and a history. The timeline is almost entirely factual, and as accurate as it can be. It gives the reader a picture of how Walbrook grew, when certain significant people came and went - and which twigs turned into branches and which withered and died. In the absence of any significant archive, and given the effect of time upon the memories and bodies of qthose who were thereq, the timeline will become the definitive version of events.The volunteers cleaned and decorated the houses, and cleaned donated cookers to be put into them, and found furniture to go in them, and this took up a lot of time. ... The International Voluntary Service Derby Branch often helped out, and that is how llene became involved. ... Other volunteer interviewers from the very early days recall how their eyes were opened to a whole new world of deprivation andanbsp;...

Title:The Walbrook Story
Author:Richard Kendall
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2007-04-13


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