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Pepys GLC 2

Cat No: CVA0032
Duration: 00:18:36
Date: 5th November 1975
Location: Pepys Estate, Deptford, London, SE8
Original format: Unknown
Colour: B/W


The Pepys Estate is visited by Community Video activists who are completing a follow-up investigation from January 1975. Various aspects of the social housing estate are examined including scenes of many derelict buildings which the Greater London Council (GLC) has assured will be transformed into a leisure centre and other amenities helpful to the residents. While the GLC insist, the estate is well looked after, the video illustrates otherwise. Public lighting hasn’t been replaced after vandalism, broken windows adorn most buildings and rubbish collects in the communal areas. Interviewed residents mimic the concerns captured on video, especially concern for the elderly whose homes are not insulated enough.

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