• Short Summary

    Magdalen Street in Norwich is given a makeover by architects.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    "Operation Facelift" - improving Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia.

    Various shots group of architects discussing project in office. CU, looking over shoulder of architects, of plans. CUs of plans being drawn up.

    Various shots of Norwich - showing spires of Norwich Cathedral and River Wensum, some shots taken from Mousehole Heath.

    Various shots of exteriors of old houses being decorated, showing painter at various angles. Cut-in shots of men at work on roads. LS of man cleaning interior of window. LS man cleaning outside of window. Various shots new street lamp. MS street sign: "Magdalen Street".

    Various shots of architects having last minute check of improved area. CU Fielden. LS group entering Fielden's house and office. Various shots of other Norwich streets, showing what Magdalen was like before facelift. Various shots local architect Sheila Gooch discussing plan with local shop owners. CU flower box being attached to front of bank. MS new bus shelter .

    Various shots showing Magdalen Street after improvements made to shops, houses and streets. Ceremony. CU Duncan Sandys speaking - crowd reaction. CU Sandys cutting tape. Various shots of Mr. Sandys walking through street, having pint at local and receiving crab from fish shop. Various stills showing how shabby street looked before makeover.

    Date on dope sheet is 08/05/1959.

    NB: lots of press releases, newspaper articles and letters referring to plans on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:04:00 / 01:30:43:00
    UN 3246 F

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