by louis walsh


This new seating and tables have just been installed in the common room in Cambridge Court. They are not for the use of tenants or inmates as I like to think of them  but rather for the hundreds of people who use Cambridge Court as their own private community center while tenants/inmates are confined to their one room flats. They can sit at these tables and have a cup of tea , served from the kitchen which is also forbidden territory to tenants/ inmates.  A tenant died in Cambridge Court a few days ago and I can assure you that he never sat in this common room having a nice quiet cup of tea….I have seen a lot of people die in this place but I’ve never seen one enjoying a cup of tea in this ‘common’ room……………..Cambridge Court is a living monument to death and isolation.