This film is part of Free

Look Around: 23.09.1964: The Potteries

From the pot bank to the pit head things are changing in Stoke on Trent. Can the chapels and pubs cope with the competition from the glitzy new night-clubs and bingo halls?

Documentary 1964 26 mins

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When the swinging 60s hit Stoke its teenagers began to dance the twist and, on the surface at least, the city was thriving in the modern era. But this ATV documentary shows how the six towns that came together fifty years earlier to form Stoke on Trent, are still proud of their separate identities. With this historical backdrop Stoke is trying to modernise and move forward with Hanley as its new civic centre.