Brentham: A History of the Pioneer Garden Suburb by Aileen Reid
Price £30.00 Now £15 including a free DVD
This lavishly illustrated hardback tells for the first time the remarkable story of Brentham Garden Suburb through a century of change. Superbly produced and containing 300 illustrations, Brentham: A History of the Pioneer Garden Suburb explores how far the visionary aims of Brentham’s founders were realised, and uncovers the rich architectural, social and planning legacy that survives today. The author, Aileen Reid was educated at Edinburgh University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University, from which she received her doctorate for a thesis on E.W. Godwin, first architect of the ‘prototype garden suburb’, Bedford Park in Chiswick, west London. She has written or contributed to more than 20 books and academic journals, and has worked on exhibitions at the National Gallery of Scotland and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Aileen Reid lives in Holborn, one of London’s earliest suburbs.
The Pioneer Co-Partnership Suburb (facsimile edition) Price £5.00
Originally produced to mark the opening of the Brentham Institute by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught in 1911, this beautifully produced facsimile edition records the first 10 years of Brentham Garden Suburb. The ideals of co-partnership are eloquently expressed: “For through the medium of co-operation all may enjoy a share of very many advantages, the individual possession of which can only be attained by the few”. Illustrations: 57 black-and-white photographs, line drawings, plans and other illustrations. Colour fold-out map.
Postcards – Set of 12 Price £5.00
By popular demand, an exclusive set of postcards of Brentham has been produced. The set includes 12 superb images – a mix of historic and contemporary – that reflect Brentham’s unique heritage and charming present.
The Brentham Story (DVD) Price
£10.00 now £5
This splendid 73-minute DVD is an absorbing and eminently watchable introduction to the history, architecture and community life of Brentham Garden Suburb. Commissioned by the Brentham Heritage Society, and made by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and local resident Martin Mortimore, it consists of a charming 50-minute film and two ten-minute ‘bonus features’, one on Brentham’s architectural heritage and the other on a conservation ‘case study’. The intriguing history of Brentham is covered, as well as the annual calendar of events including the May Day festivities, and the popular Strawberry Tea and Open Gardens Day. The Brentham Story is a must-have for every Brentham resident and anyone interested in Arts and Crafts architecture and the Garden Suburb movement.