Annual General Meeting and a talk by Martin Stilwell on Housing the Workers – the birth of council housing in London 1890-1925. Followed by a party with drinks and nibbles

Date(s) - Monday 22 May 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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Richmond has – in Manor Grove, near North Sheen station – one of the oldest developments of council housing in England. In this talk Martin Stilwell will discuss how the concept was developed across south west London and the Surrey suburbs.

Martin Stilwell is a volunteer researcher at the Surrey History Centre in Woking and has a specialist interest in early social housing, particularly in London and Surrey. His initial research, resulting in a dissertation for his MA at Kingston University, concentrated on early social housing in London Borough of Southwark. He subsequently expanded his research to encompass all early London County Council housing.

Martin previously gave a very well received talk to our Society in February 2020 on the industrialisation of Kew and North Richmond in the First World War. He received an award in 2021 from the British Association for Local History for his article in the 2020 issue of our journal, Richmond History, which was based on that talk.