Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sclater Street RIP

So we have just got back to London after a few days away at this years Fame Festival (more on that soon), and we spotted that the Sclater Street wall off Brick Lane in East London had been repainted by Telford Homes the construction company that own the hoardings.

With the exception of some pieces, a lot of the stuff on the hoarding post meeting of styles, consisted of bored teenage kids with not enough paint to fill in the letters they were attempting to paint and it wasn't long before this spot became another Leake Street, with stuff getting dogged within hours of being painted.

The gangs of kids hanging about the last few weeks had little or no respect for these walls and the surround shops, with everything in sight subject to their toy tags. This combined with an assult on one of the business owners who confronted one gang as they were tagging her window may have been factors in the death of this spot. And while a newly painted wall could have been a fresh start for Sclater Street, today saw the final nail hammered into the spot with the instalation of CCTV cameras around the entire site and signage now making this an illegal spot.

3 comments:

Harsh said...

I think you're being a bit harsh there. There has been a LOT of fantastic work going up on those boards since MoS. Toys or not, any day a space gets shut down by unimaginative bores is a bad day.

Anonymous said...

good the place looked rubbish with all the toy stuff down there!

HowAboutNo! said...

Yes Mr Hooked, very unjust statement there! I think it brought out many old skool peeps and a high standard sort of became more of the norm. Shame there always has to be the odd twat to spoil it for the rest of us :(