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Foreword

Homes & Places: A history of Nottingham's Council Houses

Written and designed by Chris Mathews, Research & Editorial Support by Dan Lucas.

       

Foreword

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Langdale Road, Bakersfield, 1932


The year 2015 marked Nottingham City Homes’ tenth anniversary. In planning events to mark the occasion, we realised two important facts: while it had been a decade of considerable achievement, our story is actually part of a much bigger history – and how the rich story of council housing in the city has never been fully documented. This book goes some way towards changing that. It’s a story of Nottingham, a story of great municipal endeavour, the outcome of which the city and its residents can justifiably be proud of. A story of Nottingham people, and the places they call home. Creating decent homes for everyone in Nottingham is what lies at the heart of this story. The writing of this book has involved many people, including residents past and present, the staff of Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council, and people involved with other organisations in the city and beyond.

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Designs for new council housing in Radford