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Download to Own - Look Around: 16.12.1960: Edgbaston

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Film Description

This 25 minute ATV film from 1960 looks at the people and environment of Edgbaston in Birmingham which was at the time being redeveloped due to plans to house 20,000 more people.

The film shows streets and houses in the area including the road junction at Five Ways and the Pershore Road. The different houses are contrasted with establishing shots of a Regency terrace; a Victorian terrace around Parker Street and Waterworks Road; and a new luxury house on Eton Drive.

Look Around reporter Richard Thompson interviews several people during the film: Mr Osbourne who worked for British Aluminium Co. Ltd, a firm that had converted an old house into an office; Architect John Madin who was behind the plans to redevelop Edgbaston and shows Richard Thompson maps and models of the area; and a resident who has recently moved into a modern house with his family.

There are also comments of several local people: an industrialist; a resident from Parker Street; and a student Nicholas Montserrat. Footage also includes children playing in demolition sites; two men on Parker Street smoking; Edgbaston Manor; the golf course and Calthorpe Estate; modern office blocks; drinkers in a two pubs and a members club (one of the pubs is the Dirty Duck); and a sculptor Gerry Worsley who lives and works in the area.


Duration:  25 mins 20 seconds
Black & White / Sound
Ratio: 4:3
Sorry, there are no subtitles available for the hard of hearing at present

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