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100 years of Council Housing in South Tyneside 

This year marks the centenary of the Housing and Town Planning Act 1919, known as the Addison Act, which saw Local Authorities given funding to build good quality rented housing for working-class people. This Act marked the start of council housing in Britain.

To mark the anniversary, and celebrate all of the positive work that has been done across South Tyneside to house local people over the past century, we would like to invite you to share your memories of living in council housing or on housing estates across the Borough. We would like to record your memories and use these as part of an exhibition looking at the Addison Act at here at The Word in January 2020.

Drop-in events

If you would like to talk to us about your experiences you can drop in to the following events

  • Bilton Hall Community Trust - Thursday 1 August, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Hebburn Central Library - Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm
  • Perth Green Community Association - Thursday 15 August, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Cleadon Park Library - Thursday 22 August, 1.30-3.30pm
  • The Word - Thursday 29 August, 1.30-3.30pm

For more information please contact:

Diane Gray:

Catrin Galt:


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