A Brief History of the Council House (1)

Post-war housing, 4

RGS History

2aacd0ef5027a52e5b9349c83871f3933a8bb8ef_645_430

In one sense, I mean this in this sense. I want to tell the story of the council house, this council house. From not long after I was born until they went to live in Ireland in 1980, this was my parents’ house. From when it was built until they bought it in 1977, they rented it from Epping Forest District Council. I was bred there, my sister born and bred.

It is a very ordinary house. In the ‘sixties and ‘seventies it would have been a bit smaller and plainer than it is now. It had a good sized kitchen, and a large living room, the far end of which was taken up by the dining table we sat round on Sundays and Christmas, our everyday day meals being eaten found the still pretty large kitchen table. It had three storage rooms downstairs, three bedrooms upstairs along with separate…

View original post 323 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close