1950s Housing

Today is the last opportunity to take part in the vote for which of nine publicly-nominated local 1950s semi-detached houses will be replicated at Beamish
(http://www.beamish.org.uk/vote-for-a-1950s-semi!/)
and to mark this occasion the Collections team would like to share a few gems from the museum’s photograph archive showing development of new housing in the Durham area in the 1940s/1950s. These images have been taken from the former Durham Advertiser collection.

72524 - General view of new housing being built at Pittington in front of the old Co-op store, 20th March 1959

72524 – General view of new housing being built at Pittington in front of the old Co-op store, 20th March 1959

26632 - Opening of new housing in Brandon, 20th September 1946.

26632 – Opening of new housing in Brandon, 20th September 1946.

67541 - General view of new houses in a housing estate at Esh Winning. 4th August 1950.

67541 – General view of new houses in a housing estate at Esh Winning. 4th August 1950.

67542 - General view of new houses in a housing estate at Esh Winning. Note children in the foreground playing with a pedal car. 4th August 1950.

67542 – General view of new houses in a housing estate at Esh Winning. Note children in the foreground playing with a pedal car. 4th August 1950.

And finally, home sweet home!

67663 - Mother father and child sitting beside a fireplace in a new house on Kirk Merrington Housing Estate, 6th February 1953.

67663 – Mother father and child sitting beside a fireplace in a new house on Kirk Merrington Housing Estate, 6th February 1953.

 

 

 

 

 

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