Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

1-1-1980

Description

Newton Aycliffe is located in County Durham, England. Newton Aycliffe was founded during the New Town Act of 1946 -- a plan to relocate those whose residences were negatively affected by World War II. These new towns were to prioritize citizenship, employment, community, and stability with a new kind of Welfare state. Newton Aycliffe houses were designed with uniformity in mind. Each came with garage parking and a front-yard garden. A focus in post-war New Towns was social and public housing, and that is reflected in the construction and shape of the neighborhood.

Notes

"The Newton Aycliffe Story." Great Aycliffe Town Council. 2016, www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/info/about-aycliffe/the-newton-aycliffe-story/. Accessed 18 Apr. 2016. Parliament of the United Kingdom. "New Towns Act 1946." 1946. www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1946/68/contents/enacted. Accessed 18 Apr. 2016. "New Towns - UK Parliament." UK Parliament, n.d. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/towncountry/towns/overview/newtowns/. Accessed 11 Oct. 2016.

Building Type

School

Country Name

England

Region Name

County Durham

City Name

Newton Aycliffe

Keywords

new town, towns, community interests, housing

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