THE MU­SEUM (2)

The Daily Telegraph - Saturday - - DAYS OUT -

Ar­guably Wis­bech’s most in­flu­en­tial daugh­ter, Oc­tavia Hill was a so­cial re­former who es­sen­tially pi­o­neered the idea of the Big So­ci­ety. She be­lieved that happy peo­ple worked bet­ter, and spent her life build­ing houses and com­mu­ni­ties. She went on to help found the Na­tional Trust and cre­ated the vast ma­jor­ity of Lon­don’s green spa­ces. The Tardis-like Oc­tavia Hill House fo­cuses on her life and puts phi­los­o­phy put into ac­tion by open­ing it­self up to lo­cal paint­ing, singing and school groups.

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