SO7946 : The 500th council house in post-war Malvern

taken 7 years ago, near to Malvern Link, Worcestershire, Great Britain

The 500th council house in post-war Malvern
The 500th council house in post-war Malvern
There was a huge shortage of housing in the post war period so new building programmes started in March 1946.
The first council house was completed in November 1946 and the hundredth in January 1948.
The 500th house (27, Orford Way - the cream coloured one on the right) was completed in April 1951 and a special ceremony took place outside on Thursday April 26th.
After unlocking the door Mr James Wilkins, Chairman of the Council, handed the key over to the new occupier, Mr S. Wall.
There was tea and a cake was cut - a replica of the house.
Another 110 houses were under construction at that time.
The private sector were also building houses for sale and the Ministry of Supply were constructing houses for scientists who worked at the Radar Research Establishment as it was then called making a total of 870 new houses since the war.
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Thursday, 8 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
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Council Houses 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7903 4650 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.9851N 2:18.4597W
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