Bedford Park Book Praised in Book Awards

History of 'Garden Suburb' highly commended


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A local book on the history of London's first ' garden suburb' has won plaudits in a prestigious competition for civic groups.

The book "Bedford Park - the First Garden Suburb" has been Highly Commended in the prestigious Walter Bor Media Awards 2011 organised by the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies.

Published by the Bedford Park Society, the book was came out just over a year ago and has proved a top seller in Waterstones in Chiswick High Road. It is an update of a book written by the Society's founder Tom Greeves some 40 years ago with the new addition of a set of spectacular new photographs of the 19th century estate by renowned travel photographer Ellen Rooney.

"We are very pleased to have won this commendation in a very competitive field" says Peter Murray, Honorary Secretary of the Society. "The book beautifully illustrates the high quality of the buildings designed by the leading architects of the day like Norman Shaw and E W Godwin, and reminds us how important it is to look after the heritage of the place."

"Bedford Park - the first garden suburb" is available form Waterstones £18.95

The Walter Bor Media Awards, which are presented every two years, commemorate Walter Bor, the first President of the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies, and seek to promote high standards in the material published in all media by member societies.

At this year's award ceremony, the Book Award was won by the Hackney Society. The winner of both the Newsletter and the Website award was the Sydenham Society.

The Herne Hill Society was presented with a 'commended' award for the Short History of Herne Hill and a 'highly commended' award for Herne Hill magazine.

December 13, 2011

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