WHITING AVENUE

 

Becontree Estate. Europe's largest purpose built estate of the time via the Homes fit for Heroes act of 1919.

"The ‘Addison Act’ , as it became known, after its author, Dr Christopher Addison, the Minister of Health - was a highly significant step forward in housing provision. 

It made housing a national responsibility, and local authorities were given the task of developing new housing and rented accommodation where it was needed by working people.  

Constructed 1921 - 1935.

 

The Mobile Museum will be visiting Becontree Estate on a number of days, finalised dates to be confirmed so watch this space, the calendar and upcoming eventbrite links.

 

BANJO ON THE BANJO

An event bringing together banjo players from across the borough and London to play on a "Banjo", the affectionately known local landmark patches of spaces and housing clusters that are dotted around the estate

 

WALKING TOUR

A walking tour taking in the delights of the estate, led by a real expert

 

MAKING WORKSHOPS

A number of making and collecting workshops to generate content for The Mobile Museum

 

 

 

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