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Black Country Society walk to Moor Pool Estate on June 22nd

Garden cities from around the turn of the 20th century are well known but there was similar movement to plan garden villages on a small scale. This walk which was led by David Grainger, took us around the Moor Pool Estate in Harborne, which was initially laid out by J. S. Nettlefold (of the GKN company) in 1907. Photos by Graham Beckley.

Dave Galley writes "What we looked at were the six different designs of the houses that were built to create a model village allowing citizens the opportunity of space and fresh air and all the benefits that went with it away from the back to back slum existence. The recreational activities offered shops, a community hall, tennis courts and a skittle alley where children could earn pin money standing the skittles up during matches."

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