Written and narrated by Ellie Martin
Copyright ©2017 by Ellie Martin
Senseless destruction for what? A moments release of today’s boredom now leaves behind a string of consequences for the factory and their staff. Who, What, Where will there be the strength to pickup and survive.
about the author
I was born in the East End of London in an area still covered by wartime debris, where we lived in an old house supported by three wooden buttresses. It was small and very cold in winter, heated by a coal fire and a paraffin stove where my Mum worked endlessly shopping, cooking and cleaning everything manually.
What a change to the life we live now surrounded with technology at our fingertips, but personally I feel privileged to have experienced that time and to have had a foot in each camp. Be it modern or out dated, because even though push button A/B telephones and black and white TV doesn’t sound terribly interesting to the young, both the community and determination of the people from those days continue to pull so many emotional cords for me.
Or would you call that getting old?
Where there is hope by Maria Adams on 19 March 2017
In the mist of adversity new ideas and hopes and dreams can come to the foreground. People pull together with new ideas, they dare to hope and get excited a new age starts to dawn; Bringing new job opportunities and motivation. When times are hard it can bring out the best in communities and breath new life where is seems least likely to exist.