Celebrating ICOF 50th birthday – looking back at our early loans – Retro Housing Action Zone

This photo from the archive is a real mystery – we think this was 1985 but that’s about all we know!

Retro Housing Action – a housing co-operative – wanted to buy a property and we were glad to help them. Who’s this little person? Where are they now? Were the chickens part of the scheme? So many questions!

 Since publishing this article, we’ve been told by Ian Taylor that this was a Birmingham organisation.  The photo is what was an urban city farm in Mitcham, Surrey – the photo was used for promotion but they did not become a borrower.