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Letchworth - Where it all started in 1903

1903 saw the launch of "First Garden City Ltd." and the purchase of development land near Hitchin. 50 years on, in Coronation year, Letchworth was worthy of another celebration.

Promotional 1952 10 mins Silent

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A 50th anniversary film made to celebrate the development of Letchworth Garden City takes us on a tour of the summer streets and then on to more wintry scenes in Hemel Hempstead which was developing as a new town for people from London with a new industrial area including the premises of Rolls Razor.