Betjeman film of Diss

Diss was one of poet laureate John Betjeman’s favourite towns. He made a visit in 1961/62 and made a 18 minute black and white film about his visit. Absolutely fascinating. See what has changed and what has not.

This version from YouTube is in two parts, and there is a bit about Fair Green, before the renovations to the ancient terraces, which occurs at about 5:30 minutes into the second half.

Part I

Part II (click on the bar at the bottom to jump to the bit about Fair Green)

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