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Happy 30th Birthday Wash House!

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15 May 2011
Happy 30th Birthday Wash House! Last week I spent a lovely evening at the Church of the Ascension on Dartmouth Row celebrating the 30th birthday of the Wash House Youth Club. It was great to see so many people there and it was inspiring to hear about the ways in which the Club has managed to overcome a whole raft of challenges during its lifetime.

With the redevelopment of the Heathside and Lethbridge estate underway, the Club is currently operating out of the community room on the estate – not ideal, but in the true spirit of the Wash House, they seem to be making the most of it.

About 18 months ago, I went along to the see the old Wash House building be demolished. It struck me at the time how easy it was to tear a building down and hard it is to be build a community up. The Wash House has certainly been part of the community on the estate and beyond for the last 30 years – here’s to another 30!

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