Open House, Happy Homes: It was Heritage Open Day again in Oulton

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On Sunday 15 September, residents of Sugar Hill Close and Wordsworth Drive once more opened their doors to history buffs and post-war architecture enthusiasts with the Heritage Open Day, organised by Leeds Civic Trust and English Heritage.

Dozens of people visited from far and wide to explore the houses, their gardens and the history of the street – guided by Cindy and John Readman and Hazell Field from Wordsworth Drive.

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Visitors asked thoughtful questions about the history of the properties. As we’ve shared in previous posts, our Airey homes are as local as they come… Sir Edwin Airey himself was a Leeds man, and the first prototype of this type of house was built in Seacroft.

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Cindy and John warmly welcomed the visitors into their home and talked them through life then and now. As well as receiving more visitors across the time-slots than originally expected, the local wildlife seemed to show an interest, too! A tiny hedgehog wandered by.

We’ve had a lot of little hedgehogs in the estate recently, which shows our houses and hedges provide happy homes for more than just our families.

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