North West Film Archive
BBC North West Regional News and Documentary Film 1966-1986: Sample Film Clips - Urban
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Hebden Bridge
Michael Delahaye reporting on Hebden Bridge Council’s plan to give away houses (1973)
Felicity Goodey visits Aintree Road, Blackpool and joins in a street party to celebrate Centenary Year (1976)
Malcolm Balen talking to Dr Ronald Brunskill about his book on architecture (1981)
A young schoolgirl describes an eyesore near where she lives in Oldham (1982)
Julie Carter reports on the discovery of pottery dating to Roman and Neolithic times in Prestwich (1983)
Albert Docks
Richard Duckenfield on the refurbishment of Liverpool's Albert Dock which is nearing completion (1984)
Slum demolition
Liverpool resident George Scully speaks about his opposition to slums demolition (1971)
Chester archaeology
Looks at archaeology in Chester and town planning in Liverpool (1977)
Liverpool slum clearance
Focuses on slum clearance in Liverpool and a new partnership to boost industry in inner city areas (1977)
Albert Dock
Extract on the rejuvenation of the Albert Dock, Liverpool (1983)
Ian Nairn visits Wigan and highlights the town's architectural virtues (1967)
Looks at the Mersey Way Shopping Centre in Stockport (1972)
Presenter Ray Gosling addresses Salford's problems of high unemployment and poor housing (1983)
Liverpool housing
Extract focusing on squalid conditions in a Victorian terraced slum in Liverpool (1971)
Local residents from Runcorn New Town give their opinions about the housing design (1971)
Presenter Frank Mellor visits Wigan to try to dispel the notion that it is a dismal industrial town (1979)
Lynda Lee revisits the town of Leigh where she lived for the first sixteen years of her life (date unknown)
Felicity Goodey asks local residents why they like living in Preston (1980)