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  • Short Summary

    Footage of building blocks and council estates in Liverpool.

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    This material is shot in colour.

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Various scenic high angle long shots of mostly residential areas of Liverpool - council estates, building blocks, etc. People drying washing on balconies, using them as storage, etc. More shots of the building blocks - both already inhabited and in construction. More shots of the rooftops showing large residential areas. Panning to building sites with new blocks being built. More shots showing children's playgrounds, traffic on roads around, the buildings, dirty walls with various graffiti on etc. One of the graffiti reads 'Black Power is Cool' another 'Black Power O.K.' Woman is seen looking through the window, zoom out to show a new brick building covered in graffiti. Zoom in to several windows and balconies showing people looking and back to show barbed wire around buildings, racist and other graffiti, some using explicit language, etc. It looks as if there were some race related incidents in the area so that barbed wire needed to be put up.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:13:00 / 01:43:04:00
    UN 4572 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    This footage was shot on the 11th and 14th August 1972. It was shot by cameraman Mike Fash.

    Filming was for the Thames Television current affairs programme "This Week".

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