Talk:Mel Backe-Hansen’s guide to the 20s house at National Archives

Talk, Fri 4 Feb 2022, free entry

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Contact

The National Archives

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

Discover how our ancestors of 100 years ago led the way for transformation of housing across the country.

After the First World War, there was a revolution of housing across Britain. The population demanded better housing for all, more investment into council housing, and changes to mortgages - all of which brought into play a much bigger rethinking of housing provision that would dominate the 1920s and extend into the 1930s.

In this fascinating talk, Melanie Backe-Hansen, house historian and co-author of A House Through Time, will take us into the world of houses in the 1920s.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Feb 2022 14:00

Prices

Free entry

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets