404 Hampstead Garden Suburb Virtual Museum : Photograph : Opening of the Orchard [HGSAT29]
Opening of the Orchard
Opening of the Orchard
Opening of the Orchard
Opening of the Orchard

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These photos capture the opening of the Orchard in 1909 by Miss Sybella Gurney, with Fredrick Litchfield, Henrietta and Samuel Barnett and Henry Vivian also present on the balcony overlooking the crowd.  

Photograph, HGSAT29
Opening of the Orchard
Related people/organisations
Henrietta Barnett in profile
Born in 1856 Henrietta Barnett founded the Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1906 as an area to the north of London with affordable housing and green spaces so the working clas did not have to live in the slums she experienced in Whitechapel. 

Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.

Henrietta Barnett cutting the first sod
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.

Henrietta and Samuel Barnett in Paegent field
Born in 1844 Samuel Barnett was a clergyman and social reformer, known particularly for his work in creating Toynbee Hall and the origins of Hampstead Garden Suburb, along with his wife Henrietta. 


Orchard Housing Society
A not for profit social landlord that provides rented sheltered accommodation for older members of the Suburb or their parents.
Related Collection
Hampstead Tenants Sports Day
Series of photos, documents and objects from the Archive Trust that pre date the First World War, in the first seven years of the Suburb. 
Related event
Hampstead Tenants Sports Day
Built off Hampstead Way, the Orchard was established to increase housing for the elderly.