HEATH AERIAL VIEWS, 1920s - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

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HEATH AERIAL VIEWS, 1920s

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These shots of Hampstead, Highgate and Hampstead Heath were taken in the early days of aviation by ex-First World War pilots, from extremely low altitudes, a technique which was very dangerous.

These particular photographs were taken in and during the 1920s.

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Broadlands Road and environs, Highgate, 1920
Caen Wood Towers and Fitzroy Park, Hampstead, 1920
Caenwood Towers and Fitzroy Park, Hampstead, 1920
Crowds tobogganing, Hampstead Heath, 1927
Crowds tobogganing, Hampstead Heath, 1927
Denewood Road and environs, Highgate, 1920
General view over Hampstead, Hampstead, from the west, 1920
Haberdashers' Aske's School for Boys, Hampstead, 1921
Hampstead Cemetery looking towards Child's Hill, West Hampstead
Highgate Golf Club, Highgate, 1920
Highgate Golf Club, Highgate, 1920
Highgate Ponds, 1920

The picture above, on the right, shows a massive amount of allotments! These stretch upwards (in the direction of Parliament Hill).
From left to right, The Model Boat pond, The Bird Sanctuary Pond, The Ladies' Swimming Pond and The Stock Pond.
These allotments were in great use throughout World War Two and the following extract is taken from Hansard:-

HC Deb 25 October 1945 vol 414 c2346W2346W
§Flight-Lieutenant Challen:
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the present position with regard to the 5,000 allotment holders on Hampstead Heath; and whether any provision can be made to give them some guarantee of tenure.
§Mr. Collick:
Hampstead Heath is under the control of the London County Council, who have about 1,600 allotments in that area. The Council are arranging that the plots shall remain in cultivation at least until the end of 1946 unless the sites are required in the meantime for a more urgent national purpose such as temporary housing. My right hon. Friend has no powers to give the allotment holders concerned any guarantee of tenure.

Kenwood Farm, Hampstead, 1920
Kenwood House and North Wood, Hampstead, 1928
Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath, 1920
Kenwood House, Hampstead, 1920
Kenwood House, Hampstead, 1920
Kenwood House, Hampstead, 1920
Kenwood House, Hampstead, 1920
Kenwood House, Hampstead, 1920
Parliament Hill, Hampstead, 1920
Parliament Hill, Hampstead, from the south, 1920
South Hill Park, Hampstead Ponds, 1920
Spaniards Farm, Hampstead, 1920
Spaniards Road and environs, Hampstead Heath, 1920
Hampstead Heath
Spaniards Road, Hampstead, 1920
St Andrews United Reformed Church, Hampstead, 1920
St John-at-Hampstead Parish Church and University College School, Hampstead, 1920
St John-at-Hampstead Parish Church, Hampstead, 1920
The Bishops Avenue and Highgate Golf Club, Hampstead, 1920
The Bishops Avenue and Highgate Golf Club, Hampstead, 1920
The Heathcroft Flats on Hampstead Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, 1926
West End Lane area, Hampstead, 1920
Whitestone Pond, Hampstead, 1920
Whitestone Pond, Hampstead, from the north, 1920
Funfair on Hampstead Heath, Hampstead, 1929
Funfair on Hampstead Heath, Hampstead, 1929
Spaniard's Road and funfair on Hampstead Heath, Hampstead, 1929
Hampstead Heath Extension, Hampstead Garden Suburb, from the south, 1935
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