Slum housing in Tooting Grove, London, 21 May 1935.
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'Houses with no roofs and no walls! London's strangest 'open-air' colony is soon to disappear. For four months scores of people in Tooting Grove, Wandsworth, have been living in houses without roofs and with parts of the walls mising, while Wandsworth Council and the owners negotiated the price of the property. In January, parts of the houses were condemned by the district surveyor, but since their demolition the tenants have refused alternative accomodation. The council have now purchased the property and are proceeding with their clearance scheme.'