St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough 2

What you don’t see from this picture (my error) is that Henry Woodier’s end of terrace in St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough, almost looks as though it’s surrounded by fields. His row is one of the few remaining blocks in the old neighbourhood – also known as ‘over the border’ – following a demolition scheme. There is no money in the pot and there are no plans to rebuild. Woodier, who is in his 70s, is standing firm until the council offers him like for like – either an equivalent house or the money with which to buy one without getting into debt. For another perspective on the St Hilda’s regeneration, please check out my first clip, featuring Barbara Yafano.

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