Author Topic: A two minuit film of slum clearance in Balsall Heath and Lea Bank 1957  (Read 2758 times)

berniew

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A 2  minuit clip of slum clearance Lea Bank and Balsall Heath from the Mace site
http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/redevelopment/MediaEntry/63.html

Phil

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Hi Bernie
 
I think I have seen this clip before as I regularly visit the Mace archive, but that clip is not the ten minute one is it?
 
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berniew

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Your quite right Phil the clip is advertised as 10 mins but only lasts about 2 , as the areas supposedly covered are not my back yard I only watched the opening min or so as all the other clip times have been fairly accurate , so accept my appologies .
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A clip about panda cars from Belgrave Road nick shows some of Balall Heath and surrounding areas 3mins30secs in 1967      http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/atv-today-29061967-police-panda-cars/MediaEntry/33289.html  Bernie
 

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Bernie
 
I hadn't seen that one before, I quite enjoyed seeing some old familiar places. It does demonstrate one point though and that is how criminal it was to demolish some of those houses in Balsall Heath though I thing the large house they searched must have been in Edgbaston or Moseley.
 
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berniew

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Hi Phil I don't remember Balsall Heath all that well but some of the houses in the clip are or had been real quality . I think you'r right some may have been in Edgbaston and some in Moseley but Balsall Heath had it's share of high quality but dated housing that could have been refurbed and I would guess it would have been cheaper than rebuilding .
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