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Old Hands: British Labour Camps 1929-1939

Synopsis
Exposes the history of the remote labour camps for the unemployed which were set up and run by successive British governments between 1929 and 1939. David Colledge, a Leeds social historian, acts as the researcher/detective in the film, visiting sites of former camps and interviewing some of the 150,000 long-term jobless men from ‘distressed areas’ who were sent to do hard task work in the camps.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1999
Subjects
Social Studies; Politics & government
Keywords
government; social history; unemployment; working classes; Anstey, Edgar (1907-1987); labour camps

Online availability

URI
http://www.rmtv.org.uk/video/video74/index.html
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
David Colledge

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
PAL
Price
£25.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
35 minutes
Year
2019

Production Company

Name

Platform Films

Email
Platform.films@virgin.net
Web
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Phone
07973 278956
Fax
020 7278 8394
Address
Unit 14 Pennybank Chambers
33-35 St John’s Square
LONDON
EC1M 4DS

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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