GRID REF: Location Unknown
REF: Co-operation & Owenite Socialist Communities / The Land and
the Labourers. C.W.Stubbs.1884
Early smallholding scheme.
GRID REF: TM015783 Thelnetham.
REF: Heavens Below p324
Artists Colony C1880
'Seaside' artists colony. Early residents inc: Charles Keene, Phillip
Wilson Steer. Charles Rennie Mackintosh & his wife lived here(1914/15),
they were forced to return to London suspected of espionage after letters
were found in therr house from the Austrian Successionist painters.
GRID REF: TM494744
REF: The Good & Simple Life.
Bay Colony 1904-11
FOUNDER/ LEADER : Joseph Fels
1300 acre site of former Agricultural Training College acuired by Joseph
Fels for the Central Unemployment Committee. The college could accommodate
for 355 men. There were eight glasshouses and 200 acres of gardens,
thirty cottages, four groups of farm buildings, an open-air swimming
bath, workshops, a warehouse on the river front, a wharf and a tramway
connecting the wharf to the farmers' gardens. 300 unemployed men worked
there. George Lansbury, and others from Toynbee Hall used to come down
at week-ends to organize classes and recreation. In the end the Local
Government Board turned it back into a deterrent workhouse.
GRID REF: TM370449 Nr Felixstowe
REF: Heavens Below p378 http://www.suffolkhorse.com/information/1.html
Mens University Settlement house.
GRID REF: 133-35 Fore St. Ipswich
REF: Listed in Labour Annual 1905
Fruit farming scheme that took COs in WW1 - inc: Bloomsbury artists
Duncan Grant & Vannesa Bell.
GRID REF: TM 366792
REF: Ottoline Morrell Biog.
Land Settlement Scheme to assist out-of-work miners.
GRID REF: TM 270249
REF: Villages of Vision/ Colin Ward D&D 94/95
Land Settlement Association smallholding scheme. (See Chawston
GRID REF: TL 755615
REF : Colin Ward D&D 94/95
Run down Lodge Farm was bought as Murrys last attempt at forming
a community. Was a refuge for COs, but as a community was beholden to
Murry who owned the property and was editor of Peace News at the time.
GRID REF: TM015783
REF: Villages of Vision/ Heavens Below / Community Farm.J.M.Murry 1952
Ambitious wartime venture in practical Christian based community based
on 41 acre mixed farm. Aim was to lay the foundations of a new
order whilst restoring buildings, running study groups, setting
up a community library, holding peace Pledge Union meetings, sunday
services and selling Peace News in Ipswich market each saturday. All
decisions were made by consensus, links were made with neighbours and
the local retail co-op. The group hoped that by example they could demonstrate
the soundness of community as a new order of voluntary and non-violent
GRID REF: TM059463 Nr Ipswich
REF: Andrew Rigby D&D / Heavens Below