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Hemel Homestead

A sales-pitch portrait of the Hertfordshire town of Hemel Hempstead, still settling into its New Town status as "the modern town in the countryside".

Industry sponsored film 1957 12 mins Silent


Moving home is never easy, but relocating a whole company and its employees from post-war London to the state-backed 'New Town' redevelopment of Hemel Hempstead is daunting for all involved. This film, produced by the industrial shelving company Dexion, seeks to assure its staff that a new life for their families outside London is a step into a modern age. But do new towns age faster than old ones?