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Kids make do and shelter in East End cardboard city’

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 05 October 2010

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ARCHITECTS always start of modestly. Perhaps these are the architects of tomorrow, with their humble cardboard beginnings. Youngsters were busy at Mile End Park in East London this week with their make do’ cardboard houses, castles and wigwams

ARCHITECTS always start of modestly. Perhaps these are the architects of tomorrow, with their humble cardboard beginnings.

Youngsters were busy at Mile End Park in East London this week with their make do’ cardboard houses, castles and wigwams.

They got as much cardboard as they wanted from Tower Hamlets council recycling department for the kids’ annual cardboard city’ fun day when anything goes.

But this was no short-term solution to the East End’s chronic housing shortage.

It was just a bit of fun in the park—and all the cardboard had to be collected up at tidy time’ as the park was turned back into a green and pleasant grassland again—until next year.


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