Going Greater: the creation of the new council
16mm film unknown Unknown 1965 0:00
Summary: The film illustrates the major part taken by local government in the physical and social redevelopment of London. Film made in 1965, revised in 1966. Made by Chess Valley films for the GLC and commentated by Michael Aspel.
Title number: 15651
LSA ID: LSA/18705
Description: The film shows how the redevelopment of London through the new powers of the Greater London Council was intended to improve the services provided for Londoners such as new roads and traffic schemes, houses and homes, health and welfare services, education, emergency services, parks and sports areas and arts centres. The new GLC was created to have the power to deal with services that affect the 32 local borough councils and City of London as a whole. This film explores all the services that a modern city needs to run and provide for its citizens to produce a healthy and happy city. Shots include: Picadilly circus at night, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Parliament and Whitehall, new buildings and old alleyways, old terraced houses and new estates, County Hall, the Barbican, traffic on the rodas, shops and shoppers, classrooms and educational facilities, babies in cots and the elderly in care homes, ambulances and fire engines on call, sports centre at the Crystal Palace, the Southbank and the Royal Festival Hall, the parks and art centres and historic buildings.
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