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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Life in a New Town



Excerpt from a brilliant short film about Stevenage. The Youth Club section is particularly good, but I also like the jacket potatoes and the singalong.

5 comments:

  1. I reckon a couple of those ash-covered baked potatoes would be enough to send me Round the Mulberry Bush.

    Really enjoyed that. Thank you sir.

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  2. Great film. I think people who laugh at new towns forget the problems of post-war overcrowding in London. The woman who said it was her first home had probably spent years living with in-laws.

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  3. Quite right, Tom, and probably without proper plumbing. New Towns were an example of government doing their best to alleviate a known problem. Yes, it was done in a patrician type way, yes, in the long term it threw up other issues but, for the majority of people moving there, it was a good thing.

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  4. Amazing, I love the camera work and the transitioning through the different scenes.

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