This film is part of Free

Know Your Midlands No 7

The famous towns of the Cotswolds: steeped in history with their distinctive limestone cottages. And a popular tourist spot, with the traffic to prove it, even back in the 1950s!

Non-Fiction 1957 4 mins Silent

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This short film broadcast by ATV in the Midlands begins in Broadway, a Worcestershire village, overlooked by its distinctive tower, which has been a cultural hotspot since the nineteenth century when it hosted an artistic community led by the American writer Henry James. Later we visit Chipping Campden, which had a less welcome American cultural connection in the 1940s when a bid by a visiting tourist came close to seeing the purchase and export of the medieval Market Hall.