Friday, July 22, 2011

Thamesmead: 21st Century Town

Quick hello to share this clip of a recent documentary about the embattled Thamesmead housing development in London. Internet, why didn't you tell me about this earlier? Some amazing footage culled from lost public information films intended to spread the gospel about Thamesmead and the like. I've mentioned one of these films earlier, but I didn't know it starred Veruca Salt from the Gene Wilder version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, as well as the redheaded Spencer Banks of Timeslip and Penda's Fen! Total celluloid bliss. And from the looks of the archive, it seems like there's loads more where that comes from.


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