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Housing in West London Walk




Housing in West London Walk

25 September 2021. 2.30 pm 

A socially distanced walk led by John Goodier will look at a wide variety of housing in west London from the beginning of the twentieth-century through to today. Many of the sites are social housing and others major new developments.

The walk starts with a range of estates in Hammersmith including Wood Lane (Darbourne and Darke, 1975), Batman Close, White City, Wormholt Estate (H T Hare, 1919) and Old Oak. We will then go into Ealing and look at East Acton Estate which has some houses built of less conventional materials. The next site is Oaklands (CZWG) which is still under construction.  We end with the Railway cottages which have an interesting question about the date of construction. Along the route there will be a chance to see a wide range of designs and styles of building.

John Goodier is a long-term resident of the area who grew up in one of the homes for hero’s in Edgware.  He is a long standing C20 member who has led many walks focussing on the development and redevelopment of London’s suburbs.

Participants are requested to socially distance and wear a face covering during the walk.

Meet time/place: 2.30 pm White City Station (Central Line)

Finish time/place:  5 pm Willesden Junction station (Bakerloo Line TfL Rail)

Members:  £15. Non-Members: £22.

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Above: Oaklands, Old Oak Common (CZWG). Photograph: CZWG.

The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.