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The Slum Clearance in Newlyn

After the First World War the government announced its intention to provide 'homes fit for heroes' for returning servicemen and their families. To this end they introduced Slum Clearance Acts and by the 1930s all over the country old housing was being replaced by houses and flats with all modern conveniences, erected and owned by local councils. 

Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Cornwall and the Coast: mousehole and Newlyn' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-489-8) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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