The Living City: London 1970

Here we are in the City of London in 1970, the year I was born. This is a film made by the Corporation of London, and this print via the London Metropolitan Archives is great, if a bit wobbly.

Treats in store include the now demolished postwar rebuilding of Paternoster Square, the Blackfriars underpass under construction, Golden Lane newly opened and the Barbican being built. Lots of great people watching, including smoking in the office, beers on the elevated walkways and commuters flooding over London Brdge.

I took a lot of screenshots because it was hard to stop myself. Hope you enjoy it.


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