Walking tour of Upminster. Garden suburb but NOT Hampstead.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of accompanying one of The Twentieth Century Society walking tours, this time in Upminster. It was great fun. Our guide informed us that he’d wanted to tour a garden suburb, so he googled ‘garden suburb NOT Hampstead’. So we ended up in Upminster. Here are a few photos to whet your appetite for the full write up, coming soon, promise…

– Hilary

Ashburnham Gardens: Formal houses with substantial back gardens

Library: moved here in 1963. Mural telling story of Upminster from St Cedd to Ian Drury, to Terry Fyffes.

Springfield Court: flats dating from 1930s

South Essex Crematorium: built 1957 onwards

 

 

 

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