Wates house interior imagined by Anne Morrow
Artist's impression of the interior of a Wates house, done up in a rather fabulous 1960s scheme. Wates built a large number of houses on estates. The company used their knowledge of pre-cast concrete to develop high-rise and low-rise industrialised housing systems and built over 60, 000 houses and flats using these techniques after the Second World War.
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Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of Calenick showing several cottages and the clock tower adjoining Calenick House. Calenick House belonged to Captain Grey in the early 1900s. The clock tower belonged to an important tin smelting works which operated throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries before closing in 1891. The tin ore was brought from the local mines, and the finished ingots of 'white tin' were shipped from Truro. There are several people standing in the road. Photographer: Ernest Chegwidden.
Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy
The MP Sir Richard Acland handed over to the National Trust the 16, 000 acres of beautiful West Country property which comprise his Killerton Estate and his Holnicote Estate. Sir Richard's gift to the nation was followed by a letter to 'The Times' by Lord Herbert, suggesting that the gift was an attempt by the donor to rid himself of the burden of his estate. The National Trust and Sir Richard himself, rebuked this claim, highlighting the fact that he would actually have made up to half a million pounds profit from his estate in one year alone.
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