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Remembering the GLC

Title
Remembering the GLC
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech; Music
TX Date
24 Mar 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:04:27
Description
Elena Curti reports on a service of thanksgiving for the Greater London Council (abolished 31/03/86). Includes excerpt of a sermon by the Dean of Westminster, the Reverend Edward Carpenter, in which he says London needs an elected authority; reaction to the sermon, by former chairman Tony Banks; Roland Freeman on his elegy for the GLC, played at the service (excerpt heard); celebratory songs and fanfare (following the service) at Piccadilly, as Eros is unveiled, with comment from former GLC leader Ken Livingstone.
Contributors
Ken Livingstone; Tony Banks; Elena Curti; Roland Freeman; Edward Carpenter
Keywords
Politics; London; Local authorities; Local government; GLC; Ceremonies; Celebrations; Governance; Commemorative events; Church services

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