Explore Garden Village – one of Hull’s hidden gems
Heritage Open Day: Garden Village was Hull’s first Conservation area and was opened in 1908. It was the vision of local philanthropist and businessman, James Reckitt. He wanted a ‘better and healthier environment’ for people to live in, predominantly his workers. It was built as a non-profit making 600 housed village and the architecture is very distinctive, typifying the artistic movement of the time. The houses were ahead of their time, with large gardens. They had all the home comforts: hot water, bathrooms, indoor toilets and some even had telephones. The ‘Village’ was built to include everything the residents could want. It had open green spaces and play areas, a church hall, shopping centre, alms houses, a clubhouse and a lot more.
Sun 15 Sep:1000 - 1600. Free Entry.
Garden Village Clubhouse, Elm Avenue, Garden Village, Hull, Yorkshire
Sun 15 Sep 2019