Mareka Carter Oral History

Mareka Carter Oral History

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Mareka Carter Oral History
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Mareka Carter lived on Ballast Quay from the age of two and looks back on her life growing up on the street in the midst of industrial cranes, ships and scrap-metal lorries. She witnessed the changes of the post-industrial era, as the docklands disappeared under concrete and the new world of high-rise offices and residential apartments emerged. She now lives in London's recently rediscovered East End, but Ballast Quay still feels like home to her. She feels privileged to have grown up so close to the sights, sounds and smells of London's river in such a close-knit, friendly community.