Issued a declaration in 1650 saying they had begun to 'dig up, manure
and sow corn upon the common waste ground called Bareshank. (See
St George's Hill for details of Diggers.)
GRID REF: Wellingborough.
REF: World Turned Upside down
Town & County Benefit Building & Freehold Land Society C1848
Land club set up to enable working men to buy enough land to gain the
right to vote. First development was in Freehold St, Primrose Hill,
Elysium Terrace, St George's Place & Terrace. The Society went on
through amalgamations to become the Nationwide - the world largest building
GRID REF: SP751604
& Shoe Society. C1880's
100 houses for rent to members builtby shoemaking co-op. Also bought
land to sell as plots.
GRID REF: SP870787
REF: Building Communities
1935 - 82?
Land Settlement Association smallholding scheme. (See Chawston
GRID REF: SP775606
REF : Colin Ward D&D 94/95
Catholic land community where 5 families worked the land together on
a 77 acre holding attempting the 'restoration of Christian rural life.'
GRID REF: SP950961
REF: Utopian England