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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
4 May 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:53:03
Description
This week’s edition of Our Kind of Town is presented by Keith Howell and looks at the bridges on the River Thames. Basil Cracknell, author of Portrait of London River, talks about Thames bridges through history. Gillian Thomas of the Colour Design Unit at the GLC, on the painting programme for all the bridges. Assistant Engineering Attendant and Bridgemaster, Keith Bywater, provides a tour and talks about the inner workings of Tower Bridge.
Contributors
Richard Robbins; Basil Cracknell; Gillian Thomas; Keith Bywater
Keywords
Transport; Traffic; British Rail; GLC; Councils; History; Tourism; Rivers; River Thames; Bridges; Tower Bridge; Ships; Houses; Buildings; Land; Historians; Bridge engineering; Modernization; Painting; Roman period; Traffic flow; Pedestrians; Paints; Urban design; Transport infrastructure; Water transport; London Bridge; Piers; Civil engineering; Colour; Maintenance; Horace Jones; Structures; Hydraulic engineering; Pedestrian facilities design; Pedestrian crossings

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