Clays Lane Housing Co-operative was a fully mutual co-op established between 1977 and 1982. The Clay’s Lane estate was demolished to make way for the 2012 London Olympics and 450 residents were displaced. Against the Olympic Myth presents an audio walk around the Olympic site recorded in July 2007 with Katy Andrews of the Lammas Lands Defence Committee; Ann Woollett of Hackney Marshes Users’ Group; and former resident Julian Cheyne. Lucia Farinati talks to Adelita Husni-Bey about her project ‘Clays Lane Live Archive’ and presents a series of contributions by ex-residents of the Co-op, recalling their experiences before and after the eviction. Against the Olympic Myth: a Memorial to Clays Lane is the first of a sequence of 4 programmes that broadcast this week between 10am and midday, Monday to Thursday.
N.B Due to a broadcast problem Against the Olympic Myth: a Memorial to Clays Lane will be re-broadcast at 2:00pm today