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Film of the Month - London Borough (1953)

article thumb - Still from London Borough showing actors filming at Southwark Police Court

Still from London Borough showing actors filming at Southwark Police Court

Summary

A barrowboy is called to court for not paying his taxes to the Camberwell Borough Council.

Date & time

Date:3 January 2023 to 31 January 2023

Time:9am to 11.45pm

Event Details

Address:Southwark Archives

Tickets:Free

Book tickets:n/a

Telephone:020 7525 0232

Description

This film, commissioned by the Camberwell Borough Council is about a barrowboy (played by Richard Waring) who is in court for not paying his rates. The Judge, (played by Gilbert Harding), calls the Clerk of Camberwell Council to the witness stand to give a history of local government and how its rates are spent which we see through illustrations by local children and fantastic footage of Camberwell Borough Council past, including its parks, libraries and leisure facilities.

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