wed08sep11:00 amwed11:50 amParadise Postponed for the duration- Council Housing in the City and County before 1915Chas Townley


September 8, 2021 11:00 am - 11:50 am(GMT-11:00)


St Johns Northgate Methodist Church

Northgate Methodist St, Gloucester, GL1 2AN

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The first Council Housing scheme in the City of Gloucester was devised in 1913 and completed in the Spring of 1914 at Northfield Square, Tuffley. It places the City in the vanguard of Cities and Towns to adopt high quality “Garden Suburb” standards of construction for council housing. This approach was later adopted extensively in Lloyd George’s ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ programme developed after the Great War. In the wider county, working class housing schemes were being pursued in the Forest, Vale and Cotswolds but in the turmoil of war the Government withdrew funding in the Spring of 1915.

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