Social Housing

We call it social housing today but in the 1920s when this photograph was taken, it was simply council housing. Judging from the state of the gardens, this is a recently-completed development. Often, the residents were from slums that were beyond repair and scheduled for demolition, so they already knew each other, thus maintaining the community spirit. These children have certainly settled in. We like this photograph because of the gates with no fences. Was this part of the rental contract, the council provided a gate and you had to build the fence?

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