Film: 200

London | 1970 | Sound | Colour

Synopsis:

Greater London Council, London. Local Government.
GLC Council Chamber. Churches, Wig and Pen Club, Aldwych, Georgian terraces, stills of Victorian London, sewages. Increase of population since Victorian times demonstrated by maps of growing population. Alexandra Palace ( Ally Pally ) Chessington zoo, passenger aircraft plane taking off from Heathrow Airport, aerial view of the Thamesmead Estate near the River Thames in East London, tower blocks. Edge of city and reference to the Green Belt as we see Friesian cows swishing tails in a field. Flyover over a dual carriageway road, possibly near Shooters Hill in South London. Fire engine and ambulance. Motorway, sewage plant, blue plaques for famous people - scientist Sir William Crookes, painter Philip Wilson Steer, Austrian Statesman Prince Metternich. Long three storey blocks of flats, possibly council estate. Town planning. The Inner London Education authority, ILEA controlled the education of the innermost 12 councils. Pilgrims Way Primary School. Ring Cross Junior Mixed School in Eden Grove N7, Clissold Park School. Modern street market with prices in pounds, shillings and pence imperial currency. Asian woman shopper and greengrocer's stall. General street scenes with people getting off a bus. A police constable giving directions to people. Policeman talking to a Sikh man. Commuters, Kenwood House, Hampstead, out door concert, large crowd sitting in deckchairs. Classical orchestra. Jazz performers. Long council chamber shots. Milkman delivering milk from a milk float.


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