Letchworth Garden City (Through Time)
By: Josh Tidy (author)Paperback
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Letchworth Garden City's name is taken from one of the three villages it surrounded (the other two being Willian and Norton) - all of which featured in the Domesday Book. The land used was purchased by Quakers who had intended to farm the area and build a Quaker community. The town was laid out by Raymond Unwin as a demonstration of the principles established by Ebenezer Howard who sought to create an alternative to the industrial city by combining the best of town and country living. As one of the world's first new towns and the first garden city it had great influence on future town planning and the New towns movement; it influenced Welwyn Garden City, which used a similar approach and inspired other projects around the world including Canberra, the Australian capital. Author Josh Tidy takes the reader on a pictorial tour around the town, exploring its past and showing how it has changed over the years since it became home to the United Kingdom's first roundabout, in 1909.
Josh Tidy is the Curator at The International Garden Cities Exhibition, a museum and visitor centre funded and run by Letchworth Garden City heritage Foundation. He has a keen knowledge of the history of Letchworth and the Garden City Movement and is a passionate advocate for Garden Cities past and present, across the world. He has been celebrating and sharing this special town's unique history since its centenary in 2003.
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