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Tour: Hampstead Garden Suburb featuring St. Jude's

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Golders Green

North End Rd

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NW11 7RN

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Continuing our theme of exploring the history of London's suburbia.

Hampstead Garden Suburb was the idea of Henrietta Barnett, the wife of Cannon Barnett, the vicar of St Jude’s Whitechapel where they both became aware of extreme poverty, overcrowding and the affects of alcohol on the lives of the poor. In 1896 Henrietta Barnett heard of the plans to extend the Charing Cross and Euston Railways to the fields of Golders Green that lay beyond her Hampstead weekend home. To protect the land, and with the help of some worthy gentlemen, she purchased it to create the Hampstead Heath extension. Surrounding this she appointed the architects Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin to plan a Garden Suburb for all classes. This was to be a newly planned development with different types of housing, greens, tennis courts, allotments and preserved woodland – an antithesis to the life she had experienced in the East End.

The walk traces the early history and developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb and includes walking through part of the Hampstead Heath Extension, Central Square with its two Grade I Lutyens’ churches and the original quaint Artisans Quarter designed from 1907 by Parker and Unwin, aimed at bringing affordable rented housing, with fresh air and space, to the working classes.

Reverend Alan Walker will be at St Jude’s Church specially to talk to our group about the murals painted in the 1920s and 30s.

Our tour leader is Marilyn Greene, historian, archivist, qualified guide and London Historians member. She is also a lifetime resident of the suburb.

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