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Deptford High Street to appear on BBC2 show The Secret History of Our Streets
Deptford High Street will star in a BBC2 programme next week looking at its 'secret history'.
The Secret History of Our Streets airs at 9pm on Wednesday (June 6) and will focus on how the road has changed since Charles Booth's study in the 19th century.
It is the second time in recent years a BBC doumentary has focussed on Deptford, following the landmark and award-winning series The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities.
A blurb for the new programme reads: "This landmark series features residents past and present, exploring how what happened on the street in the last 125 years continues to shape the lives of those who live there now.
"In Booth's time, Deptford High Street was 'the Oxford Street of South London'. Today, marooned amid 70s housing blocks, it is one of the poorest shopping streets in London.
"Featuring compelling accounts from residents, including one family which has been trading on the high street for 250 years, the film tells the story of transformation and endurance as the people themselves tell the history of their own past and the street they lived in.
"Through these deeply personal accounts of huge extended families living together in a single street, the bigger story of slum clearance and the unraveling of the old ways of life emerge - a change which shaped the lives of tens of millions of British families all over the country."
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