Bellingham Council Estate in South London



Houses in Moremead Road on the Bellingham Council Estate in South London where Tony grew up (1944-1964) and went to primary school. (This photograph believed to have been taken in the 1990s).  The estate was a wonderful example of municipal housing built by the London County Council in the 1920s following The First World War. A manifestation of David Lloyd George’s pledge to build “Homes fit for Heroes”. Regretfully the integrity and social purpose of the estate was largely destroyed by the Thatcher Government’s right-to-buy initiative of the 1980s.


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