London’s first council housing: the ‘Richmond Experiment’ and its ‘People’s Champion’ | Municipal Dreams

manor-grove-11You don’t generally look to Richmond upon Thames for political radicalism and pioneering social reform.  But look again – at a street of modest Victorian terraced housing: Manor Grove in North Sheen.  This was the first council housing in London.  It was built through the efforts of…

via London’s first council housing: the ‘Richmond Experiment’ and its ‘People’s Champion’ | Municipal Dreams

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2 thoughts on “London’s first council housing: the ‘Richmond Experiment’ and its ‘People’s Champion’ | Municipal Dreams

  1. A fascinating history of social housing in west London.
    I looked up Manor Grove on Zoopla. Those 3-bed houses sell for between £799,000 and £1,000,000 now.
    Mr Thompson would be turning in his grave if he knew.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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