Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wessex Estate

Nestled amidst lush greenery off Portsdown Road, there are still quite a number of those historic black and white colonial-style houses in Wessex Estate. A nice, peaceful and tranquil place to live.

Thanks to Walk@Wessex, I get to explore the area for the first time.

Built in the 1940s by the British administration Public Works Department (PWD), the houses were homes for non-commissioned British officers and soldiers from 1948 up to the 1970s.  Aside from a designated number, each block was also given a name (e.g. PEGU, QUEBEC, NAMUR, BLENHEIM, ARABIA)  that corresponded to military feats of British History, dating as far back as to the 18th century.

Lovely stairways too.

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