These photographs accompany an article by Ros Anderson in todays Guardian Weekend. It was such a interesting job.  The Excalibur Estate in Catford is due to be demolished and the first phase of house clearances has already begun. Sadly for lots of residents a vote went very marginally in favour of moving.

Below is Eddie O'Mahoney, the estates oldest resident who moved in in 1946. Everyone we spoke to was great but it was especially hard to tear ourselves away from Eddie's immaculate lounge. A WW11 veteran who described being in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp as, "not as bad as it sounds". Eddie doesn't want to go anywhere and who can blame him at 92 and after more than 60 years.