Photo 13: Final Clearance

FInal Clearance, then and now, dated grunge

Now Teremok, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London SE1

• Vici MacDonald on the Final Clearance photo: “This monolithic 1970s shopping mall has a poor image, but inside is a welcoming community of interesting shops and amenities for the area’s less well-off. Units regularly change hands and nations: African, Brazilian, or in this case, Russian. Fittingly, global economic woes have just saved the centre from redevelopment hell.”

• See below for the map location, or visit the Formerly Google map here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
Map13 Final Clearance grunge