[Model Village, Clare Hall, Antigua], 1914
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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).
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- From the Fonds: Bell, Sir (Henry Hesketh Joudou, 1864-1952, Knight, colonial governor) (Person)