A Splendid Place To Live & The New Life

A Splendid Place To Live & The New Life

Two engaging archive films have been dug out of dusty cupboards to give a glimpse into Telford’s past for this unique screening at Dawley Town Hall.

The first is a 1968 BBC documentary called A Splendid Place To Live, which follows the Hirst family as they move from a Birmingham council estate to a maisonette in Sutton Hill, giving viewers a peek behind the scenes at fraught planning meetings as officials try to strike the right balance between new jobs and new houses.

That’s followed by The New Life, a 1971 sales pitch commissioned by Telford Development Corporation to lure new residents to the still nascent town.

The two films form a detailed picture of Telford’s past, fifty years on from its official birth.


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