50 Years of the London Boroughs
Looking through the LSA treasures with the London boroughs in mind, has reminded me about how important these units of local government are to Londoners. Invented in 1965, the London Boroughs are now 50 years old.
At 50 they are now firmly bedded down into London: always present in the urban landscape, 7 days a week, a bit like the weather. And like the weather, the boroughs can be changeable; going through the odd stormy period but generally being benign and enabling things to grow. The boroughs are, after all, the agents of the people, working for the people. And how better to celebrate their 50 years of public service than through film.
Here are some films that have caught my eye as saying something about the splendid, but often unsung work the boroughs have done over the past 50 years.