#Stevenage, proud home town of “the citizens of tomorrow” – Pathe film footage of the New Town in 1959

As we glide in to the another rain-soaked middle England weekend, what better time to salute the Hertfordshire home of the IET’s administrative headquarters, Stevenage.

This Pathe film footage celebrating Stevenage New Town from 1959 is well worth watching. The voiceover is real and entirely serious, as it hails “Stevenage people: the citizens of tomorrow!”, before going on to describe “the strictly functional surroundings” of the concrete pedestrianised town centre like this is a good thing. Ah, the utopian 1950s vision of strictly functional concrete.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/new-town/

 

Stevenage: where the people of tomorrow live

Stevenage: where the people of tomorrow live

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