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  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - Colour material.


    LS of street of houses. LS of large block of flats. Pull out to show row of boarded up houses in the foreground. Pan to derelict house with broken windows. More shots of boarded up houses. VS of house with 'For Sale' sign on - it looks fairly poorly looked after. Shots of row of houses in poor repair. MS street sign 'Gibson Square' in Islington N1. Pan to show row of fairly well cared for houses - some have 'For Sale' signs up. VS of gardens in Gibson Square. Low angle shot of man sitting out of window painting frame. VS row of houses - some have scaffolding. VS of lots of For Sale signs. Street sign for 'Barnsbury Street'. Shots of corner shop . MS of derelict house boarded up. VS of nicer looking houses. VS of historic house with Blue Plaque noting that George Orwell lived there in 1945. VS of rows of houses - mainly 3 or 4 story terraces. CU plaque commemorating Samuel Pepys. Pan to For Sale sign. More shots of houses and signs.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:04:00 / 01:12:52:00
    UN 4676 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 4676 B
  • Appears in...

    HOUSING - SLUMS London GVs 1970s English Streets Immigrants London late 1970s
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The footage is shot at various London locations. These include;

    At 01:42, Gibson Square.

    At 04:09, Barnsbury Street.

    At 05:22 we see the plaque on the former residence of George Orwell at Canonbury Square.

    At 05:51 we see the plaque for Samuel Phelps, again at Canonbury Square.

    The appearance of an M-registered taxi at 07:10 means the footage can have been shot no earlier than August 1973.

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