Various Scenes including Metropolitan Borough of Hackney Housing Estates
16mm film Colour Silent c.1950 20:05
Summary: Amateur film of various scenes including views of some of the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney's housing estates.
Title number: 205
Description: A view over rooftops towards Millfields power station. The exterior of Hackney Town Hall (in colour). Building foundations being dug using an earthmover/extractor, some new two storey flats are visible behind. Bricklayers and tilers at work on site. A man makes a pile of tiles, puts on a flat cap, lifts the pile of tiles onto his head and climbs a ladder up on to scaffolding, deposits the tiles on the roof before descending and walking towards camera. Shots of bare roof rafters on a new building and men at work both on scaffolding and within roof. A suited man on scaffolding holds out a roll of plans (in black & white). New semi detached houses around Homerton Road. Three storey flats on Mayfield Close with church in background (bombed?). Three girls sat on a bench, a girl skipping, kids playing on a merry-go-round, a baby in pram, a small girl sat on the street, children on tricycles. Shots of the exterior of the Mapledene Estate including children playing outside. Three storey flats with balconies on Middleton Road (Shot from the Middleton Arms pub on corner of Middleton Road and Queensbridge Road, since demolished). Traffic on the road including a single decker red bus. Exterior views of Lenthall House including three storey blocks and flower beds in a cottage garden style. Exterior views of Elm House and Maury House. The Somerton Estate on Shacklewell Road. A bulldozer moving earth outside a new block of flats. The view from the balcony of a flat across newly built blocks. Earthworks outside new flats, with soil being delivered. Bricklayers laying a wall from scaffolding, carpenters on the roof beams. New flats covered in scaffolding, general construction shots, view towards Millfields Power Station. New five storey flats with Millfields power station in the background. New three storey flats with balconies (some painted black, some yellow) possibly Florence Court. The opening of Florence Court, including the ceremony, speeches and the unveiling of a foundation stone reading
Keywords: Housing; Housing Policy; Urban Planning
In galleries: Paradise Place
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Hackney; Clapton; Homerton