National Government

National Government

The period 1929 – 1939, began by Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald leading the Labour Party - the first labour PM. It was a time which saw the development of an outer London northwest suburb, later poetically known as Metroland. An economic crisis, in 1931, lead to the formation of a National Government, headed by Stanley Baldwin. At the following election - four years later, Baldwin continued leading the National Government. Neville Chamberlain took over the reigns, when elected prime minister in 1937… He was replaced three years later, by Winston Churchill. Essentially, these were all Conservative administrations following liberal policies, coping with the problems of labour. This is a study of life in an outer, northwest London, garden suburb, during the inter-war years. It was a place that had pride in its design, amenities, and convenient transportation serving London. There was no unemployment very little poverty and even less serious crime.

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CHAPTER SUBJECT KEY
Page Count - 58 Word Count - 17,484
Setting the scene.
I. OUTER NORTHWEST LONDON: - Local & National Housing Policy - Urban Settlement - Population Expansion - Unemployment - Housing - Railways - Power Companies - Road Transport - The General Strike - Trade Unions - Government Policy - Town Planning
II. LIVING STANDARDS: Wage levels - Social Classes - Hospitals - Health & Safety - Doctors - Dentist - Health Workers - Midwives - Social Workers - Welfare Officers - Youth Leaders - Neighbours - Neighbours - Council Houses - British Restaurants - Policemen - Crime Punishment - Newspapers - Stationers
III. EMPLOYMENT: - Road Building - Council Workers - Groundsmen - Park Keepers - Road Sweepers - Dustmen - Shop Workers - Garages - Public Houses - Dances - Snooker Halls Hobbies - Stamp Collecting - Cooperative Societies - Insurance Clubs - Christmas Clubs - Fashions
IV. CIVIC PRIDE: - Kindergartens - Primary Education - Junior Schools - Grammar Education - Secondary Schools - Homework - Job Preparation - Training - Higher Education - Universities - Science & Technology - In House training - Business Schools - Training Boards - Qualifications - Exam Results
V. RELIGION & CULTURE: - Youth Clubs - Scouts - Boys Brigade - Church Lads - Brownies - Guides - Rovers - Cadet Corps - Territorials - WW1 - Workingmens Clubs - Golf - Football Clubs - Cricket - Tennis - Leisure Activities - Public Entertainment - Jumble Sales - Football Pools - Home Improvements