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St George's, Telford and Wrekin (cf. SED Kynnersley)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:09:31

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C900/15113

  • Recording date

    1999/03/23

  • Recording locations

    St George's, Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire: OS Grid Reference(370500,310500)

  • Producers

    BBC

  • Recordist

    Lee, Chris Eldon (male, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Scott, Rosemary Lynn (b.1954/01/03, female, education administration officer)

  • Description

    Rosemary talks about the creation of Telford as a new town in the 1960s. She describes the area beforehand and outlines the ambitious plans, the initial problems, her pride in the modern Telford and the outlook for the future. Telford was designated a New Town in 1968 after the Telford Development Corporation (TDC) merged the existing towns of Wellington, Oakengates, Donnington, Dawley (to the south of St George’s), Madeley and Ironbridge, together with a lot of smaller villages. Wolverhampton is a large town to the southeast. Sutton Hill (at the southern tip), Stafford Park (on the eastern outskirts) and Halesfield (in the southeastern outskirts) are all areas of Telford.

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