Aerial photographs detail Thetford’s rapid expansion as Londoners move to Norfolk during the 1960s
It remains one of the biggest single expansion projects in Norfolk's history and saw thousands of Londoners move to Thetford.
These aerial photographs of the town taken during the 1960s show the housing developments being built to take the increasing population.
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In 1953 Thetford Borough Council approached London County Council to become part of the scheme to have people from London moved to the town which had a dwindling population because people left to find work.
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Construction began on new housing estates in 1957 and 5,000 Londoners moved the near 100 miles to Norfolk.
During the 1960s thousands more families arrived from the capital and the building of housing continued.
Construction on the Abbey estate began in 1967 with 1,000 houses and open spaces for people to enjoy.
Developments continued in the 1970s and by the late 1980s the population of Thetford was around 21,000.