We need your help to expand our history page
The history page is the most popular page on our website. A resident plans to expand history section in the near future.
There seems to be some confusion as to when exactly the estate started. Hidden London, for instance, says the estate was started in 1958 but Ordnance Survey maps show the northern part of the estate (North of Upper Tulse Hill) – Bell House, Courier, Worthington, Tebbs etc. completed by 1957. Strangely many of these look of a newer style (not Bell) than the main blocks in the High Trees area which were begun in 1958. Curious.
All inputs welcome. Also if anyone knows how the estate was originally planned, please get in touch.
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We were one of the first families to move into St Martin’s estate. We were in Morrison house in 58/9. They were still building a lot of the other blocks for quite a few years. They built the estate starting at the top of High Trees. The worked their way down from there.
A year or so later I was admitted to hospital suffering with an illness caught from rats (wiles disease)nor sure of the spelling. The rats from
the building site had peed on my skipping rope and I had somehow caught the disease. I was about 4 at the time.
Thanks for this memory. I’ve added it to our history page