This weekend, I insisted that Hiro and I paid a visit to the “Mole Man’s” house. If you are a Hackney Resident then word of this once infamous resident will be old news to you. If you haven’t heard of the Hackney Mole Man then this sit back and expect a curious tale to start your Monday at the House of Blues.
Eventually, after continual complaints from his neighbours, the council managed to evict him. They say that his extensive digging reached 20 metres ine each direction from his house and some 8m deep in some places.
“Tunnelling is something that should be talked about without panicking.” William Lyttle
I have heard that they plan to demolish the Mole Man’s house. Instead there shall be 8 new appartments on this prime plot.
I cannot say that I won’t miss seeing this ramshackle site on my way back from work everyday.
I have developed a real appreciation of tweed jackets and rather heritage looking garments.
I hope that you have enjoyed our walk through yet another side of Hackney.
I also hope that you like my larger photos?