By Fred Wellings
This exam of the improvement of the non-public housebuilding from the Thirties to the current day analyses the provision part of the undefined, and offers the 1st entire account of the company historical past of the 20 th century housing within the united kingdom.
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19 20 Redding, The Working Class Manager, p. 9. Clark, The Industrial Manager, p. 17. Introduction 25 The process of submitting drafts (and frequently second drafts) also led to extensive written responses both from those interviewed, and from others where an interview had either not been requested or not been granted. It is only fair to add that one or two expressed ‘unhappiness’ with what had been written, albeit without ever unburdening themselves on the source of their concern. Some of the responses were no more than minor factual corrections or clariﬁcations; others were extensive and proved invaluable additional sources of information.
The rise in the number of households during the inter-war period was substantial and was driven less by total population 7 Merrett, Owner Occupation in Britain, p. 5. 1 Private housing completions, 1923–1938. Source: Private Enterprise Housing. 8 growth, and more by the fall in household size. In the four decades to 1921 the average increase in the number of households was around 700,000. 4 m. 5 m. households being created in the period 1931–1939. That population growth was not evenly distributed.
The librarians were invariably helpful in principle, but the result was disappointing as few appear to have had ﬁling or indexing systems that readily accessed the information. Some of the information produced turned out to be on local companies that were too small to be of interest and sometimes ephemera. Occasionally, relevant information did materialise: Luton Library has an unpublished memoire of Herbert Janes; Blackburn produced press cuttings on Derek Barnes, founder of Northern Developments; Wakeﬁeld had press cuttings on Fell Construction.
British Housebuilders: History and Analysis (Real Estate Issues) by Fred Wellings