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Handcross Self-Build Group
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Handcross Self-Build Group

The Handcross Self-Build Group was formed in the early 1980s to construct quality houses for the members and their families whilst keeping the costs to a minimum. The site chosen was effectively an extension to the West Park Road just a short distance from the established Covert Mead estate.
I remember that brothers, Martin and Kevin Greenfield, were two of the participants, but please can anyone name the others working on the project.
Roger Ray visited the site on two or three occasions, taking with him his 8mm cine camera to record the progress.
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Picture added on 01 November 2013 at 22:00
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What a wonderful world. No hard-hats, no hi-viz jackets, no seven-feet-high safety fence around the perimeter, and not a Health and Safety notice to be seen.
How did they survive to the end of the build?
Added by David Pearce on 12 November 2013
The members of the group were, as you say, Kevin and Martin Greenfield along with Terry Elliot, Jim Page, Steve Bache, Mick Cheeseman, Chris Hughes, Henry Weston, Steve Powell, Terry Anderson, Ray Kilvington, and Ralph Shorter.
Of the twelve members and their families, four are still resident in the houses they built in 1982/3.
Added by Steve Bache on 22 November 2013
What a lovely video clip. I was aware that Roger Ray had visited the site on many occasions but totally unaware that he was filming.
Thanks to Barry for sharing the film. Brought back many memories.
Added by Steve Bache on 22 November 2013
i had forgotten that we had been filmed on site, what a great time we had and what a great start.
Added by Martin Greenfield on 29 November 2015
This self build was the best and I would do it all again with the same guys.
It was a great but serious project and we all learned a lot. Thanks Mike C.
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