Film ID:
NEFA 20809

ST HILDA'S DEMOLITION

1959

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Description

This is a Borough of Middlesbrough council record of the clearance of 'slum' housing in the St Hilda’s area of Middlesbrough at the end of the 50s.

Title: Borough of Middlesbrough [coat of arms]

A wrecking crane demolishes a few Victorian terraced houses in the St Hilda’s area of Middlesbrough. A bonfire burns amongst the rubbleof bricks and a worker watches as the walls of a house crumble. An excavator clears away the rubble.

Newer housing comes into view as the old buildings are demolished. At one point there is a glimpse of St Hilda’s Church.