Harlow Urban District

1960 , Harlow (Essex)

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A look at the modern housing in Harlow and the old Harlow.

The film begins with a sequence shot from a moving car, showing the route along Third Avenue to the Stone Cross Shopping Centre. The streets appear quiet but the shopping centre is busier. Shops in the Centre include Woolworth's, Boots, John Collier and Burton's. The Market shows colourful stalls. There are shots of the Harlow Sport Centre. This is still under construction. There are many shots showing the modern housing in Harlow. Some of those featured in the film are not occupied and others are so new the occupants haven't had time to lay a garden. The shots of New Harlow are intercut with scenes of Old Harlow. There are some shots of a new Church, the Church of Our Lady Fatima and then of a travelling greengrocer. The film shows the Stow Area, including shops and playing fields. The Tye Green Community Centre and Branch Library precede another sequence of shots of the housing estates. The film shows the country side around Harlow, concentrating on the River. A lock is seen and many sequences including canoeing, and fishing. there are views of an old Church before more views of children playing in a play area. The Spinney Primary School and the Netteswell Secondary School are shown before the Templefields Industrial Estate. Night scenes show an Odeon Cinema and a Wimpey Bar. The film ends with a shot of the Railway Station and a steam train pulling away from the platform.

Featured Buildings

The Church of Our Lady Fatima; The Tye Green Community Centre; Branch Library; The Spinney Primary School ; The Netteswell Secondary School

Background Information

This film was shot by members of the Engineering Department of the Post Office Central Training School. It was designed to show other members of staff what Harlow had to offer if the School was transferred there. The School was set up at Stone, Staffordshire.

Manifestations

Harlow Urban District

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    Duration
    0:14:24
    Modification Date
    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    738576
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    0:14:24
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    Reference
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    Duration
    0:14:24
    Modification Date
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    Reference
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    INV349427
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Duration
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    Modification Date
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    Reference
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    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:13
    Modification Date
    08/04/2015
    Parts
    Reference
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    Barcode
    INV259734
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    N
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): camera
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
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    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    silent

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