Author Topic: 100 years of council housing  (Read 402 times)

claretwoman

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100 years of council housing
« on: 12:13:07, 04/07/19 »
A great thing to celebrate, pity building appears to have ground to a bit of a halt now.  I'm interested in which are the oldest council properties in Manchester.  My mother always said that those cottage style dwellings on Victoria Avenue Blackley, opposite the school, were partially built by prisoners of war in WWI, can anyone confirm that, or add further information.  Thanks.

St Chads Lad

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Re: 100 years of council housing
« Reply #1 on: 15:03:57, 04/07/19 »
Victoria Square dwellings on Oldham road,  must be in the running.

allcocksu

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Re: 100 years of council housing
« Reply #2 on: 15:43:58, 22/09/19 »
Victoria Square was always known as the oldest Council housing in Manchester but not sure of the exact date. It could well be Victorian or at least Edwardian. Most Council housing was built to some extent post WW2.

Google will tell you it was completed in 1894!
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