Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: Arcadia for All - A Study of Essex Plotlands
Speaker(s): Ward, Colin
Date of recording: 1985
Date of broadcast: 1985
Addl. documentation: See also 'Arcadia For All' by Dennis Hardy and Colin Ward published 1984.
Length of tape: 45 minutes
Depositor: Basildon Heritage/Essex Radio
Restrictions: Essex Radio/Basildon Heritage/Hardy and Ward
Synopsis of tape: A recording by Essex Radio of a talk on history of plotlands; current use of former plotland site at Dunton - Plotland Trail; comparison with similar developments in other counties; activities of land company; sales methods; types of buyer and uses to which land was put; philanthropic activities, eg Salvation Army farm colony, Hadleigh; lack of Local Authority control over development, poor amenities; findings of South Essex Regional plan 1931; effects of World War 2 in ending agricultural depression and initiating move for better housing; plan that Basildon New Town should eliminate plot lands; opposition of plotland residents; individual stories of successful 'plotlanders'.
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TypeKey termsDescription
Document Types Sound recording Arcadia for All - A Study of Essex Plotlands, 1985