Sheep magazine Archive 2: issues 10-17

AlfRodchenko

Lefty online magazine: issue 10, May 2016 to issue 17, November 2016

SOCIAL

EXPERIMENT

IN LEEDS

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QUARRY

HILL FLATS

Leeds was infamous for the squalor of

it’s slum housing after World War1.

The insincerity of Homes Fit For Heroes

from local Tory politicians led the Rev

Charles Jenkinson, a friend of the ‘Red

Vicar’ Conrad Noel, to stand as a labour

candidate and produce a paper on slum

clearance.

Things began to change when Jenkinson,

the Vicar of Holbeck, was elected as a

labour member of the council in 1930.

He became chairman of the Housing

Committee in 1933, and by 1935, 14,000

slum dwellings had been demolished, and

by 1937 over 15,000 council houses had

been built, and there were 24 new council

estates.

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Photograph: Peter Mitchell

Jenkinson introduced a new differential

system of paying rents. Tenants with

sufficient income paid the full rate. Those

who could not afford to pay were given rent

MAY DAY 2016

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