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Our kind of town

Our kind of town
Interview; Documentary; Vox pop; Music
TX Date
29 Jun 1980
Year of production
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Lawrence Spicer presents this week’s edition of Our Kind of Town about Deptford. Rector of St Paul’s Church, Father David Diamond, talks about the history of the area and recent efforts to improve community spirit and relations. With interviews on how the area has changed with 78 year-old Lily(?); fishmonger Jim Purdy; Vincent Laidlaw(?), manager of a menswear shop on Deptford high street; Ron French, manager of the band Craze; and locals Iris and Mordy(?). The song My Kind of Town by local band Craze, is played and street sounds heard.
Lawrence Spicer; David Diamond; Jim Purdy; Vincent Laidlaw(?); Ron French; The Craze(?)
London; Music; Industry; Docks; Social problems; Business; Unemployment; Elderly; Children (age group); Clergy; Shops; Councils; Children (family); Bands; History; Festivals; Famous people; Second World War (1939-1945); Family; Public houses; Reminiscence; Churches; Vocal music; Lewisham; Deptford; Social issues; Street parties; Occupations; Street trading; Borough councils; Clubs; Shipbuilding; Clothes shops; Bingo; Residential estates; Social change; Religious buildings; Urban communities; Economic and social development; Deprivation; Social behaviour; Community participation; Neighbourhoods; Tower blocks; Fishmongers; Streets; Thomas Archer; St. Paul’s Church; Deptford Arms; The Craze(?); Deptford Festival

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