22 MARCH 1930, Page 17


If anyone, wishes to know just what the preservation of rural England means in its constructive as well as its conser- vative aspect, he should visit the wholly excellent show and meetings organized at the Guildhouse, Eceleston Square, by Miss Maude Royden and Mr. Martin Shaw. Whether the two expeditions connected with it are meant to illustrate the right or wrong way to do things, I am not sure. One is to the Welwyn Garden City, the other to St. Albans, which was taken by Mr. Clough Williams Ellis as the scene of the first of his facetious and instructive " cautionary guides " ; because its approaches were terrible examples of the worst form of " development." You might as well build a palace in a muck-heap as construct such gorgeous roads without troubling about their verges. * * *