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Pinner - 1926 - Osborne Personal Film
Pinner - 1926 - Osborne Personal Film

Pinner - 1926 - Osborne Personal Film 1926


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Pinner - 1926 - Osborne Personal Film 1926

12 mins United Kingdom Director. William James Tigg

This fine film shows John Betjeman’s Metroland in the process of its construction, as we watch a road and houses slowly appear in the formerly rural suburb of Pinner. This is the onset of suburbanisation, and the cameras show how the area’s rural nature – there are several shots from farms and fields – succumbs to inevitable suburbanisation, with cars and buses replace horses and carts on freshly tarmacked streets. A huge change, carefully chronicled.

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William James Tigg


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