This week’s Heartlander is the consortium that is moving forward with the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site in London.
OK, so I’m not a Londoner, so I don’t completely understand what the Battersea Power Station meant. I can make a few guesses—jobs, progress, power, modernity. My dad worked there, my granddad, that’s where they gave Sis a job after her husband died in that accident. Flip on the lights and they stay on, no flickering, fewer outages.
It was a long time coming and it sounds like they are still beating the drums to make all of it work, but it’s not just on drawing boards, early phases are done and it sounds like things are well under way.
London is an old city, of course, and it can be difficult sometimes to know what to keep and what to let go. I guess thirty years dormant and it is still there is one way of determining that it is meant to be kept, dear to some, too dear to let go. To be reborn to a new purpose, perhaps only a look preserved, but in doing so saving the Memory of what was and how things were done and carrying it into a next generation and New Millennium.