...we lived in a squat on Manor Avenue. While we were there we played pictures for the people. Then the owner decided he wanted it back, and we decided to give it him back. He was happy, so he wrote us a nice reference, in case we get into any trouble with evil land barons in the future:
"I am in the process of purchasing a house in Manor Avenue in Brockley which until last week was squatted in by Vyvian and a number of others.
During the purchase process I have visited the house a number of times to get trade quotes and take measurements.
I can confirm that the group living in the house were always polite and welcoming. There was never any problem with access. They took care of the property during their stay and did not cause damage or, as far as I am aware, any noise or nuisance to neighbours. In fact the immediate neighbours were on good terms with them. I understand from the current owner that they also paid all electricity bills during their stay.
When we asked the group to leave before the start of building work they vacated the property promptly and left it in a clean and tidy state."
Sadly, he couldn't come to our leaving party because he couldn't get a babysitter. But lots of our other neighbours did, including the mid-fifties couple from next door, and another couple whose little kids played with our doggies; it was hard to tell who was more in love with whom.
Someone else came to the party, and took lots of pictures.
The end. The beginning...