Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod

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This picture shows Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod on the Suburb on the 2nd of July 1907 in Asmuns Hill. The children either side of her Winnie Hutchings and Gladys Bateman. 

Photograph, HGSAT25
Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod
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Henrietta Barnett in profile
Born in 1856 Henrietta Barnett founded the Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1906 as an area to the north of London with affordable housing and green spaces so the working clas did not have to live in the slums she experienced in Whitechapel. 

Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.

Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.
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Fifth Anniversary of cutting the first sod
This photo shows the fifth anniversary of when Henrietta Barnett cut the first sod in the Suburb in 1907, the spade that she used is in this picture as well, with Henry Vivian to Mrs Barnett's left.