Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Woolwich, London

    Various good shots taken in the already inhabited part of the Thamesmead housing complex. We see the well designed high rise blocks, lower maisonette buildings, shopping precinct and the complex focal point being the large lake come marina with swans and boats. Various shots of the large amount of building equipment on the unfinished portion of Thamesmead which is lying idle during a monetary dispute between the builders and G.L.C. useful material for building strike. Large earth carrying vehicles and giant cranes lie rotting. (16 mm E/C neg)

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:08:00 / 01:41:37:00
    UN 4562 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 4562 C
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. SpeedyReidy says

    I seem to remember \"A Clockwork Orange\" was filmed here. We used to visit a pub called \"The Bargepole\" which, I was informed at the time, was featured in the film as a milk bar. The whole area seemed to lack character at the time, I suppose it was because it was so new. The film didn\'t help either portraying the place as a future depressing sink hole. I\'ve not been back since, presumably its improved with age. The whole area along that way has been improved with new building. It would be interesting to see it as it is now.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment