1909 | The Orchard, Willifield Way Sybella Gurney performing the opening ceremony, accompanied by, among others, Henrietta Barnett, Frederick Litchfield, Mrs Harris Brown and Henry Vivian. The Orchard was demolished and rebuilt in 1972.
1930 | The Institute, Central Square More information coming soon...
1912 | The Suburb Milkman More information coming soon...
1924 | The Institute, Central Square More information coming soon
1918 | Barnett Homstead, Erskine Hill The Queen, The Prince of Wales, Princess Mary, Earl of Lytton, Dame Henrietta Barnett and others, visiting The Barnett Homestead in February 1918.
1911 | The Orchard, Willifield Way King George V and Queen Mary, accompanied by Henry Vivian. The Orchard was demolished and rebuilt in 1972.
19?? | The Tea House, Northway The Tea House provided teas for tennis players and visitors from the UK and overseas. Later it was part of the Institute, before being sold to a private developer in 2010.
19?? | Willifield Way Children skipping in Willifield Way.
1915 | Wellgarth Road Children playing in The Wellgarth Nursery Training School playground.
1925 | BBC Studios, Savoy Hill Henrietta Barnett at the BBC studio, Savoy Hill, for a broadcast discussion with Sir Oliver Lodge.
19?? | The Club House, Willifield Green The Club House, Willifield Green – The social centre of the Suburb, it had a restaurant, meeting rooms, library and billiard room. Destroyed by a landmine in 1940.
19?? | Writing room Henrietta Barnett writing in her workroom. A Vermeer painting given to her by Queen Mary hangs over her desk.
1911 | The Free Church, Central Square Henrietta Barnett laying a foundation stone.
19?? | Asmuns Place Gardens in Asmuns Place.
1924 | The Institute, Central Square Queen Mary and Henrietta Barnett, after opening the Queen Mary Hall at the Institute in 1924.
Lutyen’s proposed extensions to the Institute, which were never built.
1909 | The Institute, Central Square The opening of the first room at the Institute in March 1909. Henrietta Barnett (centre) is flanked by Frederick Lichfield and Henry Vivian.
19?? | Heath Extension The tenants’ sports day – egg and spoon race.
19?? | Heath Extension The tenants’ sports day – wheelbarrow race.
Collage of photographs covering the Suburb events of 1911.
1912 | Heath Extension The Field Fountain - Erected in her father’s memory by Emily Field. Jack Whitehead and Marjorie Clift of Willifield Way are taking a drink.
1931 | Little Wood Theatre, Denman Drive North and Addison Way The Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother) with Henrietta Barnett watching the Play and Pageant Union’s production of Adam Bell in Little Wood in 1931. Actor John Garside is on the right.
Ebenezer Howard, founder of the garden city movement.
Maurice Codner, famous portrait painter and resident of Temple Fortune Hill.
19?? | The Free Church, Central Square The Free Church Scout Troop. St Jude’s also had a large troop. There were also cubs, brownies and guides.
1924 | Central Square Queen Mary opened the Queen Mary Hall at the Institute in 1924. She was greeted by guides, scouts, school children and a military band.
19?? | Waterlow Court, Heath Close The ladies of Waterlow Court with visitors from Canning Town.
19?? | Addison Way Children gardening behind the Club House, between Addison Way and Wordsworth Walk. There were prizes for the best gardens.
LEFT SIDE Part of Raymond Unwin’s plan for the Suburb, on which Henrietta Barnett has written her directions for the siting of her many community projects.
RIGHT SIDE Part of Raymond Unwin’s plan for the Suburb, on which Henrietta Barnett has written her directions for the siting of her many community projects.
19?? | Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel Henrietta and Samuel Barnett with the young Oxbridge men who lived at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel.
19?? | Asmuns Place A group of children outside a co-partnership cottage in Asmuns Place, watching Henrietta Barnett go by in a Rolls Royce.
19?? | ? Prime Minister Asquith presenting Henrietta and Samuel Barnett with their portrait, painted by Sir Hubert von Herkomer.
19?? | Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, which provided rooms and communal areas for men carrying out social work in the East End of London.
19?? | Waterlow Court, Heath Close A resident of Waterlow Court, which provided accommodation for spinster ladies.
1907 | The Suburb Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod of the Suburb on 2 May 1907, watched by Sir John Brunner, Frederick Litchfield and Henry Vivian.
Henrietta and Samuel Barnett, when Toynbee Hall was founded in 1883. They both look exhausted from 10 years hard work in Whitechapel.
1909 | Letter Henrietta’s letter offering tenants an apple tree, some ivy and a clematis. Some of the apple trees still survive today.
Westminster Abbey The Barnetts’ memorial in Westminster Abbey, sculpted by Sir George Frampton. Henrietta arranged to have her own name added when she died.
19?? | St Judes Whitechapel Henrietta and Samuel Barnett with parish workers at St Jude’s Whitechapel.
The Memorial, Central Square Lutyen’s sketch of Henrietta Barnett’s memorial in Central Square.
Architect Raymond Unwin was 39 when he made the plan for the Suburb. He moved from Letchworth to live at the Wyldes, where he had his studio.
19?? | Heath Extension Women potters digging clay. There were pottery classes at the Institute and kilns in many houses.
The Reverend Basil Bourchier, who came to the Suburb in 1909 and held services at the Institute until St Jude’s was consecrated in 1911.
19?? | Asmuns Place The Children’s playhouse in Asmuns Place.
19?? | St Jude’s Vicarage, Whitechapel The drawing room at St Jude’s Vicarage, Whitechapel. Where rich and poor were invited to take tea and converse. St Judes Whitechapel was the inspiration for St Judes Hampstead Garden Suburb.
1921 | St Judes church, Central Square Henrietta and Samuel Barnett with the Reverend Basil Bourchier.
19?? | The Free Church, Central Square. Picture taken from Eskirne Hill. Construction of the Free Church and houses on Eskirne Hill. Notice the policeman.
1957 | The Institute, Central Square Princess Margaret outside The Institute and Henrietta Barnett School.
19?? | Temple Fortune Parade Temple Fortune in the early days.
19?? | Meadway The Early Hopper Bus Pulling up on Meadway. © TfL from the London Transport Museum collection. www.ltmuseum.co.uk