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Wellingborough Redevelopment Plan

10,000 people from London to move to Wellingborough, a Northamptonshire town of 30,000, and no plans for any entertainment facilities.

Non-Fiction 1962 5 mins

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After silent views of Wellingborough town centre Leslie Dunn talks to Howard Deighton from the local council about a proposal to move 10,000 'overspill' people from London to the town. It's eight miles from Northampton so he thinks the lack of any facilities is not a problem. A view that is generally not shared by the town's people interviewed by Dunn later in the news item.