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The Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico

A Westminster City Council housing estate of the 1950s; winner of a Civic Trust Award in 2000 as the outstanding building scheme of the previous forty years.

John Scurr House, Ratcliffe Lane, London E14 7JF

John Scurr House is a renovated modernist housing block built by Stepney Metropolitan Borough Council in 1937. At the time, it was the first council scheme to be selected for display at the Ryal Academy’s Annual Exhibition.

The Branch Hill Estate: Spedan Close, London, NW3 7XF

One of a number of distinguished housing estates created by Camden Council in the 1960s and 70s and commonly regarded as some of the finest council housing in the land, now Grade II-listed.

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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, Tragedy in Peckham

Recounts the story of Richard Farris, who lost his life in the Grand Surrey Canal in Peckham in 1878 while trying to save the life of a woman.