Secret History Of Our Streets

May 2016
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Ep6 - Arnold Circus

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Arnold Circus - This episode explores the history of Arnold Circus, located in London’s East End, and the Victorian social experiment that changed Britain. The planning of this first planning estate, from its lack of pubs to the pattern of the brickwork, was deliberate, as previously the land had played host to a notorious crime-ridden slum. Featuring compelling accounts from residents both past and present, this is the story of how Arnold Circus made the difficult journey from feared undercla...
April 2016
55:12

Ep5 - Reverdy Road

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Reverdy Road - This episode explores the history of Reverdy Road in Bermondsey, which has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability. When Charles Booth visited in 1900 as part of his Survey of London, he was impressed by the houses, gardens, and the broad, clean streets. Older residents recall life on the street during the war, when three houses were bombed, and the work of a pioneer of public health - Dr Alfred Salter - who lived in the house on the corner of the street, a house th...
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Ep4 - Portland Road

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Portland Road - From the lowest of slums to being one of the most expensive streets in England, Portland Road in Notting Hill has transformed tremendously throughout history. This episode, we look at how the past 125 years have shaped the lives of past and present residents. From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
58:15

Ep3 - Caledonian Road

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Caledonian Road - Caledonian Road starts next to King's Cross station and from its beginning, the street has been resolutely working class. But the people of 'the Cally' have held their community together despite being challenged by powerful outside forces as well as a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges. When a new high speed rail station was set to demolish communities and homes in King's Cross London, the residents fought back and won. Includes includes fascinating and passiona...
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Ep2 - Camberwell Grove

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Camberwell Grove - Bordered by Brixton in one direction and Peckham in another Camberwell is very much the inner city yet at its heart lies the Grove; a broad, tree-lined street made up of some of the finest Georgian architecture in London. This documentary reveals how the elegant houses of the Grove were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as rural retreats for a newly termed group, the middle classes. But the unprecedented expansion of London in the Victorian era meant the city e...
March 2016
55:09

Ep1 - Deptford High Street

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Deptford High Street - In this episode The Secret History of Our Streets goes back to Deptford High Street, to uncover the remarkable story of a place once dubbed "the Oxford Street of South London". Deptford High Street however found itself sacrificed on the altar of 1960's urban planning. (Documentary Series) (From the UK) PG CC
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