Washington: the first seven years

United Kingdom, 1970

Film
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A new town in a coal mining area, Washington in the United Kingdom was the twenty-first new town to be built in post-war Britain. The third to be built in N.E. England. Reflects on the days of the coal mining towns and the low standard of living. Washington represents a new world of living in modern England surrounded by new motorways - industrial areas separated from residential areas - social and industrial development. Washington is made up of several villages with a proposed town centre to unite the villages. Directed and photographed by David Cox.

Credits

director
production company

Turners Film Productions

Duration

00:17:03:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30214

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Coal mines and mining

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Great Britain

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → New England - Description and travel

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Places → Cities and towns - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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