Middlefield

Middlefield A Postwar Council Estate in Time

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Synopsis

In May 1964, Ian Waites' family moved into a brand new, two-bedroomed council house on the just-completed Middlefield Lane estate in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The estate was a typical provincial example of a post-World War Two local authority housing scheme intended to provide new homes for working-class families. It was characterised by modernist ideas in architecture and planning: the house had Formica kitchen 'tops', a TV aerial socket, and a 'picture-window', while the estate itself was almost wholly pedestrianised. Ian Waites's photographs document this world, and his recollective descriptions of the estate during his childhood in the 1960s and '70s attempt to regain a sense of what it felt like to live there back then.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781910010167
Publisher: Uniformbooks
Imprint: Uniformbooks
Pub date:
DEWEY: 307.12160942531
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 94
Weight: -1g