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Haywards Heath 1962

Haywards Heath is given the narrative touch in this unusual film from 1962. At first it's a film about the town but it evolves into a sardonic commentary on the local rates.

Amateur film 1962 25 mins Silent

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Haywards Heath looks quite well-set and contented in this unusual film which groups its subject matter into various headings, all revealed on bits of paper. We see recreation areas, a miniature railway and children in a paddling pool before seeing a selection of schools and places of worship. We see shops on the High St as well as passing traffic before the film changes to a visual essay on what and where local ratepayer's money gets spent, using coins to illustrate the point.