• Short Summary

    Sir Hilton Young, Minister for Health, inspects slum clearing project in Wandsworth.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Clearing the Slums - Sir Hilton Young, Minister for Health, makes tour of inspection at Wandsworth".

    London.

    M/S of Sir Hilton and group of dignitaries walking down streets of terraced houses. They stop to look at some houses being demolished - they have been condemned as unfit slums.

    Natural sound. Sir Young gives speech - he is pleased with campaign to clear slums in Wandsworth, he turns to Wandsworth Borough representative. The representative explains nearly half of the borough's slum areas have been demolished to make way for new housing.

    Sir Young states that the government intends to rehouse 1,300,000 people. He turns to another dignitary in group, Jeffrey Shakespeare, MP for Norwich. Mr. Shakespeare explains this number of people is equivalent to entire population of Norwich, plus several other large towns put together.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    807.34
    Media URN:
    10660
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:56:00 / 01:46:56:00
    Canister:
    35/16

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