AT CHARING Cross the other evening people were on the pavement, ready to spend the night under the railway bridge. Some had mattresses and blankets but one was just lying on cardboard with no blankets. Another man must have been at least 70 years old. It was bitterly cold and windy, there was snow on the ground yet 30 people were lying there. Visiting there again I counted 28 people. The old man was still there and there was still snow on the ground. It is appalling that people should be forced by the dreadful housing situation to sleep on the pavement in sub-zero temperatures.
Ann Garrick London N19