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Buckinghamshire Local History Network
2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND LOCAL HISTORY FAIR


Buckinghamshire's social housing
– from Almshouses to Right-to-Buy

will be held on Saturday 5 October 2019 at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury – plus The Street exhibition space with displays and bookstalls by local societies.

A full one-day conference looking at the changing face of housing for the people, in Buckinghamshire and generally: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, 'Homes fit for Heroes' after the First World War, council housing before and after the Second, the New Towns and Milton Keynes, the effects of Right-to-Buy.

BLHN 2019 leaflet • First talk starts at 10am (doors open 9.30am).
• Displays by local societies.
• The conference will finish around 4.30pm.

TALKS:

Social housing under the First Poor Law 1600-1834
Speaker: Professor John Broad, editor of Records of Buckinghamshire

Marlow's overworked workhouse: Problems caused by the implementation of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act
Speaker: Janet Smith

1919: ‘Homes fit for Heroes’
Speaker: Peter Marsden

Social housing in Amersham 1919-1945
Speaker: Emily Toettcher, Curator of Amersham Museum

Lunch break (see below for optional buffet).

Blitz, Bletchley and Milton Keynes:
The decentralisation of London after World War II

Speaker: Professor Mark Clapson, of the University of Westminster

The deconstruction of council and social housing since 1979
Speakers: John Boughton, author of ‘Municipal Dreams: The rise and fall of council housing’

ATTENDANCE IS BY PRE-BOOKED TICKETS:

  • £15 without lunch (full-time students under 25 free),
  • £20 with buffet lunch of sandwiches, cakes and fruit.
  • Coffee, tea and fruit juice will be available free at mid-morning, lunchtime and mid-afternoon.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:

Or click here to contact the society.