This film is part of Free

The Changing Scene

An amateur film about Luton’s changing landscape with narration informing on significant events that have occurred in the town over the years.

Amateur film 1960 22 mins

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At the time of this film’s production, Luton’s population had already swelled to 120,000 inhabitants. This film captures some of the dynamic changes going on in the historic Bedfordshire town. However, to quote the filmmaker, there is “no room for sentiment”. In addition to showing many key landmarks of the town, commentary tells of the significant events that have occurred in Luton’s cultural calendar over the years.