The project

This community project celebrates the architectural and social heritage of Eastmoor, from the small Victorian settlement that was centred on Stanley Road to the later council estate that was built in the 20th century.

Its aims were to:

Find out what Victorian Eastmoor was like

  • The types of houses / architecture
  • Who the residents were

Find out about the Eastmoor council estate c.1930s-1960s

  • The types of houses / architecture
  • Who the residents were

Find out what changes have happened in Eastmoor over the last 50 years

  • Adaptations / modifications to the houses
  • Who the residents are
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Houses on the Eastmoor estate

This project was led by Dr. Joanne Harrison. It would not have been possible without community support from John Chapman, Judi Drew, Richard Drew,  Malcolm George, Marc Harrison, Darran Kellet, Maurice Morgan, Deidre Morris, Bill Nelson, Carol Raybould, Maureen Rishworth, Dave Russ, May Russ, Sandra Sharp, Stephen Thorp and Jan Woodrow. Many thanks to you all.

Thanks also go to The West Yorkshire History Centre and Wakefield Library for their support with hosting us and providing access to resources.

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‘180 years of Eastmoor: its people and their houses’ was funded with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council, as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024