The garden city movement was popular in the early years of the twentieth century, with a focus on designs of concentric circles.
In 1912 Rev Joseph Stubbs, vicar of St Mary’s Church, proposed that there should be a local garden city ‘extending from their church to Somerton Church, which would be a charming thing’.
Local authority houses were built in Garden City from 1918, and more houses were added later in 1929. It was named in honour of Kelways Nurseries.
Click on an image to enlarge it and see the caption