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 02 February 2020 — 26 July 2020

ERNEST TROBRIDGE - KINGSBURY’S EXTRAORDINARY ARCHITECT

Ernest Trobridge built his first estate of thatched timber cottages in Kingsbury 100 years ago. By the 1930s, he was designing flats that looked like castles. This exhibition introduces his remarkable work and the ideas behind it.

In February 1920, a Kingsbury architect displayed his design for a “home fit for heroes” as a show house at the Ideal Home Exhibition. In a leaflet he claimed that his houses would be comfortable and convenient, as well as cheaper and quicker to build. These new homes would be made from green elm wood, with a thatched roof.

Ernest Trobridge built his first estate at the corner of Kingsbury Road and Slough Lane. Some of these cottages, and many more of the unique homes he designed, including blocks of flats that look like castles, are still in Kingsbury today.

One of the aims of the exhibition is to encourage you to go and look at some of his extraordinary architecture (while remembering that these buildings are peoples’ homes, so respecting their privacy). There are self-guided walk leaflets at the exhibition, or you can download below.

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Information

When

3 February - 26 July 2020

Opening hours:

  • Monday 10am - 8pm
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am - 6pm
  • Thursdays, 10am - 8pm
  • Fridays, 10am - 6pm
  • Saturdays, 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays, 12noon - 5pm

Tickets

N/A

Where

Kingsbury Library
522-524 Kingsbury Road
London NW9 9HE

Added 13 March 2020

Trobridge Walk No. 1 - Thatched timber cottages

Trobridge Walk No. 1 - Thatched timber cottages


Added 13 March 2020

Trobridge Walk No. 2 - Cottages to Castles

Trobridge Walk No. 2 - Cottages to Castles


Added 13 March 2020

Trobridge Walk No. 3 - Castle blocks of flats

Trobridge Walk No. 3 - Castle blocks of flats


Added 13 March 2020

Trobridge Walk No. 4 - Old St Andrew's Mansions

Trobridge Walk No. 4 - Old St Andrew's Mansions