A Town is Born
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: A Town is Born - Basildon
Date of recording: 1962
Depositor: Commission for New Towns
Synopsis of tape: Central Office of Information radio documentary about the creation of Basildon New Town - improvements for people from the overcrowded cities; contributions from Charles Boniface, General Manager Basildon Development Corporation on planning and design, amenities, number of houses, population; Minister of Housing and Local Government on social and cultural life of new towns; a headmaster on improved educational facilities and happy children, a churchman on the role of new churches, an industrialist on new factories, products and local workers; a GP on good health; representatives of the community centre, old people's welfare committee, housewives and teenagers.
Dates of Creation:
15 minutes
Creator Name:
Central Office of Information
Related Unit of Description:
A script of this programme is catalogued as SA 24/740/3.

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Document Types Sound recording A Town is Born - Basildon, 1962