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Blackbird Leys Photographs of the



In 1957 the Oxford City Council created a new housing estate on the eastern edge of the city and named it Blackbird Leys. Over the past fifty years the estate has matured and an additional estate has grown up alongside the original named Greater Leys.


This site is a record, in part, of the estate through photographs in the 1960’s. It shows some of the buildings at the time. There are activities shown; youth football, social club darts, bingo, keep-fit classes amongst others. The Community Association activities both in the Community Centre and outside; fetes, carnivals, senior citizen events. The churches. The Social Club.

 All the pictures were taken by me and reproduced from the original negatives in all instances .

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