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Celebrating 100 years of council housing

Published on Tuesday, 20th August 2019

Did you know that council housing in England is 100 years old?  The Addison Act introduced the idea to the nation back in 1919 and here in Nuneaton we busily got on with building in Stockingford! 

Our oldest council homes are 100 years old this year, with the oldest houses in Bedworth being built in 1929. To celebrate this centenary we are looking for residents who have interesting stories to tell us about living and growing up in council housing in the borough.  You may have grown up in a council estate, brought your family up, still live there now, we want to hear from you! 

Do you have photos you would be willing to share?  Perhaps you have your old rent cards?  Do you remember the weekly visit from the Rent Man?  We’d love to hear from as many residents as possible so we can collect the stories and use them in marking this important anniversary.

If you would be willing to get involved please email or speak to Sarah and Vicky on 024 7637 6493.