The Twentieth Century Society

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Tottenham: A Century of Mass Housing

Images of Tottenham: John East




Thursday 23rd July 18.15 for 18.30 start

Tottenham: A Century of Mass Housing with Adam Coleman Twitter/Instagram name @ajc1001 and photographs by John East

This ‘virtual walk’ visits four mass housing schemes in North London, designed and built from the 1880s to the 1980s. We begin at Noel Park, a speculative development of terraced homes in Wood Green built by the Artizans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company (1881-1913). Next, we visit Tower Gardens, one of four ‘cottage estates’ designed and built by the London County Council (1903-15 & 1920-27). We then jump forward 40 years to visit Broadwater Farm, a mixed development scheme by Haringey Council (1967-73). We finish at Ferry Lane, a low-rise scheme on the River Lea by the Greater London Council (1971-81). This is a virtual version of a tour that took place in 2019, developed in partnership with Homes for Haringey.


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The event is free but we welcome donations towards C20’s campaigning here.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244.