FOUNDER/LEADER: Robert Kett
Shortlived community formed by rebels taking part in Kett's rebellion.
20,000 rebels set up a mini-commonwealth on Mousehold Heath for six
GRID REF: Location unkown
REF: The English Rebels. C.Poulsen
Fruit Farm Colony 1889 -
FOUNDER/LEADER: Mr Goodrich
160 acre smallholding scheme. Plots averaged 4 acres each, with little
brick-built or wooden cottages. Land was used intensively, with a wide
variety of fruit, flowers and vegetables, together with chickens and
bees. Diet was primarily vegetarian. Goods not consumed within the colony
were sent directly to consumers in London. In 1912 a Post Office was
set up and the colony's name was changed to Brookville.
Robert Goodrich died in 1917 and with him went the last vestigeof the
colony's idealistic days.
GRID REF: TL736946
REF: Alt Com 19thCent Eng /