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  • RDC Scrap Books

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    As its time as the driving force in creating Redditch New Town drew to a close, the Development Corporation produced two limited edition scrap books containing newspaper clips of many…

  • New Town Photo Galleries

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    One of the challenges we have set ourselves is collecting and presenting the the town of Redditch in tis pre-, developing- and post- new town phases. These galleries include some…

  • Redditch New Town on Film

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    Both during the build, and since the completion of the new town, films has be made about why, how and the result of the development. These provided a unique insight…

  • Key Development Stages

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    The Development Corporation were task with building the new town over a twenty-year timescale. Thus there was a mammoth task of planning, scheduling and coordinating the project. We can now…

  • Promoting Redditch New Town

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    If physically building the new town was a challenge, the Development Corporation also faced the task of attracting businesses and people to the town. A major promotional effort was undertaken…

  • Building Redditch New Town

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    Unlike many new town which were built on greenfield sites, Redditch was already a town with a population of 24,000 so with the task of quadrupling the size, the Redditch…

  • Why Redditch New Town?

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    After the second world war there was a urgent need, particularly as a result of the bombing of Birmingham to create new houses in the West Midlands. The debate on…

  • Old Town – New Town

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  • Memories of Evesham Street

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  • Maps of Old Redditch

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