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British Utopian Experiments 1325 - 1945

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LINCOLNSHIRE

Sandtoft Colony 1626-1650
Colony of Walloon Protestants set up to drain Hadfield Chase. Driven out by locals whose livelihoods were threatend by the drainage works.
GRID REF: SE 744079
REF: The River Makers. T. Bevis

Red Hall 1848
FOUNDER/LEADER: Thomas Allsop
London Stockbrokers private estate divided into smallholdings on the Chartist Land Plan model.
GRID REF: Nr Lincoln
REF: The Chartist Land Company

Woldsea C1909
Proposed coastal garden village.
GRID REF: TF???????
REF: The Architectural & Social History of Co-operative Living. L.F.Pearson

Fulney 1935 - 82?
Land Settlement Association smallholding scheme. (See Chawston Beds.)
GRID REF: TF255225Nr Spalding
REF: Colin Ward D&D 94/95

Harrowby 1935 - 82?
Land Settlement Association smallholding scheme. (See Chawston Beds.)
GRID REF: Location Unknown
REF: Colin Ward D&D 94/95

Holton-Cum-Beckering C1941
Wartime pacifist land settlement set up by Max Plowman on a 300 acre farm under the auspices of the Community Land Training Association.
GRID REF: TF118813
REF: Heavens Below

(Recently (July02) Featured in a radio4 Programme intoduced by Jim Broadbent whose parents were members. More info : http://broadbent.org/broadbent/history.htm)

 

 
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