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[Model Village, Clare Hall, Antigua], 1914

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/64

Scope and Contents

263 x 210 mm. Showing an area newly laid out with small wooden cottages. This is part of the scheme referred to by Bell in a letter; having made a start of clearing away a 'dirty little rookery, called Hyndman's village, which is quite close to Government House', Bell commenced: 'laying out a 'model village' at Clare Hall, about a mile away from the town, and am hoping to be able to induce a lot of people who are now living in the most awful conditions in the town slums to move up there and start afresh in nice healthy surroundings. I am having a number of nice little cottages built which will be sold to the people on the 'hire-system'. Each will stand on its own plot of ground 50 feet by 100 and I hope that, in time, they will become neat little homesteads .... I can only spend £200 on my village this year, but am hoping to be able to make an appreciable start with that.' (Bell 1913, July 4).

Dates

  • 1914

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

Y3011J/26.

Related Materials

See also Y3001G/74 and 75.

General

SG.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Originator(s)

Unknown

Finding aid date

2003-06-18 15:35:11+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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