Edmonton in the Early Twenties, by Charles Pam, subtitled 'The Garden City Estate, and The Battle of the Flags'
Published by the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society in 1999, 28 pages. Booklet - c.17 by 24.5cm (N6537CHX1)
This booklet provides a fascinating short history of the areas of Edmonton in the early 1920's, and includes two seperate articles.....
From the preface: The first paper describes a garden-city estate begun in the years following the First World War. It aimed to provide two thousand semi-detached homes set on green lawns and connected by straight narrow roads. Sadly however it was absurdly uneconomic and was abandoned ill 1921 with only 232 houses completed. It seems a pity that the estate was not declared a conservation area before late twentieth century alterations marred its appearance. The housing scheme was continued after 1926 but in an altogether cheaper, less imaginative, style. The other paper deals with the troublesome post-war rivalry between supporters of the Union Jack and those who would march behind the Red Flag. But although the working-class patriotic cause was taken up by the national press, the movement led to no disasters and passions faded with increasing prosperity.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the front cover.