East Anglian Film Archive
The Changing Face of our Community through two films
I have just discovered the University of East Anglia Film Archive - where there is 200 hours of historic free film.
There are two films that show the changing face of our community.
- The first is Contrast between Basildon New Town and Laindon produced in 1959 by Anglia Television. This shows some of the homes being produced by the Corporation and compares them with pictures of some of the unmade roads in Laindon in at their worst.
- The second Basildon – Our Town produced in 1974 by Students from Woodlands School in conjunction with Basildon Council’s Public Relations Section.
Just been viewing Basildon, Laindon and surrounding areas in the second film
To me this has felt laughable and cryable. There is so much that has gone now, so much changed and so much built on since that film. For anyone who moved away and hasen’t returned since 1970’s then they would need to ask their contacts still living locally to find out what has stayed the same. Seems quite an innocent film in one way too.