The Quadrant and Little Greenwood Communities of North Hull: a Collection of Memories of the Residents in the Early Council Housing Estates (1920s-1970s)

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9780951531129: The Quadrant and Little Greenwood Communities of North Hull: a Collection of Memories of the Residents in the Early Council Housing Estates (1920s-1970s)
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The QUADRANT and LITTLE GREENWOOD Communities of North Hull reflects the 'New Jerusalem' feeling that swept the British Isles after the Housing Act of 1924. This large-scale council estate-building programme heralded a social flowering throughout the land. North Hull held true to the vision, with garden suburbs, wide tree-lined groves and avenues, and spaces for children to play. Field and farmyard were converted into road and pavement, and with gritty determination and inspired hope, the residents moved into their new dwellings. They furnished their homes with love, goodwill and true neighbourliness, the like of which may never be seen again. 'Alec and Audrey again show their expertise is persuading people to delve into the recesses of their memories and pinpoint the small but significant details that give the authentic feel of what it was like to live in the North Hull estates...happiness shines through the old photographs of tenants standing in front of their attractive new homes. John Markham, Hull Daily Mail Flashback, January 2005 Editors Audrey Dunne and Alec Gill were impressed with the enthusiastic feedback from readers of The Quadrant - the first edition of this book, published in 2004. It seemed to reflect a yearning for the basic need of 'being human' - that is, to interact with others in the wider community. Everyone who reads this unique collection will be enthralled by the words and experiences of the contributors. AUDREY DUNNE is a poet and author with three books and a collection of poems to her credit. She has led writing workshops throughout the region and is also a well-known after-dinner speaker. ALEC GILL has been a local historian for over thirty years and has produced six books and six DvDs. As well as his writing and research activities he is currently a tutor and web designer at Hull University. WORDSPIN was formed by Audrey and Alec in 1986 to publish poetry, reminiscence writing, and photographic work.

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