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    St. John's Woods Flats. London.

    Low angle shot of a block of flats - Buttermere Court - some flats have balconies. Pan down to two men on a flat roof top measuring or working on the roof. Sign about parking in "The Marlowes" and "Finchley Road." Pan across to an area of sun chairs. The flats are to be sold on a first come, first served basis. Prospective buyers have been queuing for four days. Man speaks to camera about the chronic shortage of housing.

    Group of women speak about why they have been "squatting" in order to buy one of the flats. The women speak about how it has been, waiting for four days. Company man speaks in front of new flats about housing problems. They have a waiting list of 400 people for 70 flats. Fears are expressed about queue barging. Top shot of the area where sun chairs and loungers are laid out. Some chairs have blankets on them. Two women play Scrabble sitting in fold up chairs. Pan to the new flats being built.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1975
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:47:09:00 / 01:51:28:00
    UN 4577 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 4577 B
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Squatters london Housing Britain 70-80\'s Board Games
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Buttermere Court" IS the correct spelling.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the confirmation.

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