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100 years of Council Housing

by timpickstone on 6 August, 2019

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the Addison Act – named after the Liberal Minister Christopher Addison – the legislation which paved the way for council house building.

At the time this was particularly significant, given the need to provide decent housing for troops returning from the First World War, and their families, often remembered as ‘homes fit for heroes’.

In Bury, our council housing provider Six Town Housing has been marking the anniversary with a number of themed activities at their summer roadshow. They’re also looking for any vintage photos from housing communities or stories that you can share with us to be displayed at the events, please email them to

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