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New Towns in Britain

An insider's guide to 1950s Harlow made for US audiences, with architect Frederick Gibberd interviewed from the top of the Lawn tower block.

1956 14 mins


The recently-settled residents of Harlow give the lowdown on living in one of Britain's New Towns for the benefit of US audiences. At the top of the Lawn tower block, architect-planner Frederick Gibberd explains his modern building concept. Meanwhile closer to earth, a worker, a factory boss and a middle-class housewife with an unexpected grasp of Americanisms describe the reality.