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Homes of Character: Manor Hall Estate Hendon
Brochure for Manor Hall Estate Hendon


A. J. Reynolds - London, about 1935

This housing brochure advertises homes at the Manor Hall Estate in Hendon and was published in about 1935. The catalogue featured large detached houses and bungalows that were marketed to families. It promoted the ‘healthful’ properties of living in the green suburbs, and highlighted the convenience of local facilities such as shops, cinemas and sporting facilities. However, the reality of life in the suburbs might have been less idealistic than this brochure suggests. New estates were distant from central London and often isolated, making travel difficult, especially for women. New shops were usually built close to rail stations, but they were often a long walk from peoples’ homes.

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height: 240mm
width: 180mm

Further Reading

Exploring 20th Century London website

Exploring 20th Century London website

Lewis, Philippa. Everyman's Castle: The story of our cottages, country houses, terraces, flats, semis and bungalows, London: Frances Lincoln, 2014


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