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Monthly Archives: July 2017

We visited two HOLT projects in Twickenham – the ornate 18th century banqueting house, The Octagon, Orleans House, and Alexander Pope’s extraordinary Grotto. Conservators were hard at work at both sites, preparing for a reopening this autumn.

Our HOLT conference this year – ‘Building on Philanthropy – the Modern Victorians’ – looked at the impact, example and legacy of Victorian philanthropy in London. Talks included the economics of 19th century housing; visionary Victorian projects; identifying historic value; heritage in a moral society and evolving philanthropy. Over 100 people joined us at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House.

For follow-up resources on the history of London’s social housing see www.socialhousinghistory.uk

If you attended and would like to contact any of our speakers, please let us know.