15 February 2012

Charley in New Town


Back in 1948, the British Central Office of Information produced this film about Charley in New Town. Simplified urban planning with the interest of creating liveable communities.

Charley, of course, rides a bicycle. At about 05:00 cycle tracks are being paved in this model community in order to create easy transport to work and around the town.

Simple, sure. Sensible... quite.


Here's Charley getting the National Health Service explained to him and using a tumble off his bike as an example. Although portrayed in a rather rational way.

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