Views of Hatfield

1952 , Hatfield (Hertfordshire)

Views of the Hertfordshire town of Hatfield in the early 1950s.

Shot over the second half of 1952, the film provides a visual record of life in the Hertfordshire town of Hatfield in the early 1950s. It begins at the paddling pool, where children of all ages bathe in the shallow water, beside a much larger swimming pool. Shows the new housing estates on the edge of the town, and the delivery and assembly of pre-fabricated housing as segments are lifted from flat-bed trucks and slid into place. The modules are then fastened together and secured onto their brick foundations. Similar prefab houses are shown in use by young families, with permanent semi-detached brick housing under construction across the road. Other housing developments are shown, many nearing completion. As Hatfield passes through the seasons, the autumn leaves fall from the trees as council workers rake them from the lawns and sweep them from the streets. In November, winter quickly descends with the mist and fog, the film concluding with the town blanketed in snow.

Keywords

Housing

Manifestations

Views of Hatfield

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    INV319110
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    Unknown
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    MP4 H264 digital
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    Duration
    0:09:55
    Modification Date
    24/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734279
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    INV350111
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    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:55
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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    INV391328
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:55
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723824
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV338534
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:21
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV282643
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:26
    Has Sound
    N
    Modification Date
    09/03/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    679203
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV302905
    Canonical Identifier
    1998/108
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    colour
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:08:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    09/03/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    679195
    Sound
    silent

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