Cambridge Park East Twickenham - The Building of a Suburb, byMaureen Bunch

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Cambridge Park East Twickenham - The Building of a Suburb, byMaureen Bunch
Cambridge Park East Twickenham - The Building of a Suburb, byMaureen Bunch

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society in 1992, 32 pages. A5 size booklet (N6295CHX1)

From the introduction: During the reign of Queen Victoria it is estimated that close to six million houses were built throughout England. Rapid population growth, accom­panied by a migration to the cities, produced a huge demand for housing which was met through the work of thousands of small speculative builders. In London the expansion of the steam railway system brought the outer areas within easy reach of the City, and builders eagerly sought land suitable for development.

In 1846 the London & South Western Railway introduced a line from Nine Elms to terminate at Richmond. Two years later the line was extended to Windsor, via Twickenham, and with the provision of these two stations, Richmond and Twickenham immediately became attractive to families wishing to leave the smoke-ridden capital for a rural and healthy environment.

This booklet sets out to chart the growth of that part of the suburb of East Twickenham which lies between Richmond Bridge and Marble Hill Park, consisting of Cambridge Park, and Alexandra, Morley, Cambridge, Cresswell, Denton and Clevedon Roads...


Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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