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    The Town of Tomorrow: 50 Years of Thamesmead

    Rising from London’s Erith marshes in the 1960s, Thamesmead was London County Council’s bold attempt to build a new town to address the city’s housing shortage after the Second World War. Noted for its daring, experimental design – concrete modern terraces, blocks of flats and elevated walkways built around a system of lakes and canals. Also gaining notoriety with the wider world as the backdrop to Stanley Kubrick’s film, ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Today Thamesmead is home to more than 40,000 people, but over the years, economic, political and social pressures have left their mark.

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    The Town of Tomorrow: 50 Years of Thamesmead

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    Town of Tomorrow

    Published by Here Press. Edited by Peter Chadwick and Ben Weaver. 2019.

    10.5" x 1" x 8.5" inches

    Town of Tomorrow

    Published by Here Press. Edited by Peter Chadwick and Ben Weaver. 2019.

    10.5" x 1" x 8.5" inches

    Rising from London’s Erith marshes in the 1960s, Thamesmead was London County Council’s bold attempt to build a new town to address the city’s housing shortage after the Second World War. Noted for its daring, experimental design – concrete modern terraces, blocks of flats and elevated walkways built around a system of lakes and canals. Also gaining notoriety with the wider world as the backdrop to Stanley Kubrick’s film, ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Today Thamesmead is home to more than 40,000 people, but over the years, economic, political and social pressures have left their mark.