Biddenham Turn Estate

Fear not – this isn’t a new proposal to create an estate off Biddenham Turn!

In the late 1950s a development was planned – the Biddenham Turn Estate – and subsequently constructed. We know it now as Darlow Drive and Elger Close.

An illustrated brochure was published and the cover and some pages are reproduced below. It’s fascinating to compare the aerial photographs with that part of the village as we see it today. And can you spot the steam train? A real blast from the past.

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2 thoughts on “Biddenham Turn Estate”

  1. Phew! The title did make me wonder! The aerial photos demonstrate that “infill” housing was prevalent even then – “let’s find a green space and build on it”. This concept is the biggest housing challenge that Biddenham still faces today.

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