Owners of a group of cottages in East Sheen have been given a silver plaque detailing their street's history.

The plaque, which has been put at the entrance to Model Cottages, is intended to inform passersby about some of the history behind the row of beloved homes.

Tucked away behind Waitrose’s car park, Model Cottages is a lane of 26 homes that has been in existence for over 150 years and residents could not be happier a plaque detailing its unusual history was installed last Thursday.

Provided by the Mortlake and East Sheen society, the plaque tells how the Victorian cottages were originally named "Labourers’ Friends" and proudly states that the residents were granted the right of way to Upper Richmond Road, through their private lane, as far back as 1919.