Brentham's Past

Brentham Garden Suburb has a rich and fascinating history. Its origins go back to the Garden City, Cooperative and Arts and Crafts movements of the late nineteenth century. Most of Brentham was built between 1901 and 1915. Find out about Ealing Tenants and the building of Brentham and about Brentham’s social life during these formative years. Go on to explore the period from the
First World War to 1939, when cooperative housing in Brentham declined, and Brentham’s subsequent history – the period between the Second World War and 1969, and developments since 1969, when Brentham Garden Suburb became a Conservation Area. Finally, there’s a chronology summarising events from 1901 to the present.