OU on the BBC: The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road
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  • In 1886 Charles Booth embarked on an ambitious plan to visit every one of London's streets to record the social conditions of residents. His project took him 17 years. Once he had finished he had constructed a groundbreaking series of maps which recorded the social class and standing of inhabitants. These maps transformed the way Victorians felt about their capital city. This series takes six archetypal London streets as they are now, discovering how they have fared since Booth's day. Booth colour coded each street, from yellow for the 'servant keeping classes', down to black for the 'vicious and semi-criminal'. With the aid of maps the series explores why certain streets have been transformed from desperate slums to become some of the most desirable and valuable property in the UK, whilst others have barely changed. 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. The fifth episode features Reverdy Road, Bermondsey, which has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability. When Booth visited in 1900, he was impressed by the houses, gardens, and by the broad and clean streets. Older residents recall life on the street during the war, when three houses were bombed, and trips to the hop fields of Kent. They also remember the work of a pioneer of public health, Dr Alfred Salter, who lived in the house on the corner of the street, a house that has been occupied by a doctor since 1880.
  • In 1886 Charles Booth embarked on an ambitious plan to visit every one of London's streets to record the social conditions of residents. His project took him 17 years. Once he had finished he had constructed a groundbreaking series of maps which recorded the social class and standing of inhabitants. These maps transformed the way Victorians felt about their capital city. This series takes six archetypal London streets as they are now, discovering how they have fared since Booth's day. Booth colour-coded each street, from yellow for the 'servant keeping classes', down to black for the 'vicious and semi-criminal'. With the aid of maps the series explores why certain streets have been transformed from desperate slums to become some of the most desirable and valuable property in the UK, whilst others have barely changed. 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. The fifth episode features Reverdy Road, Bermondsey, which has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability. When Booth visited in 1900, he was impressed by the houses and gardens, and by the broad and clean streets. Older residents recall life on the street during the war, when three houses were bombed, and trips to the hop fields of Kent. They also remember the work of a pioneer of public health, Dr Alfred Salter, who lived in the house on the corner of the street, a house that has been occupied by a doctor since 1880.
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medium_synopsis Series on how London has changed since Charles Booth's 1886 survey. Reverdy Road, Bermondsey, has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability.
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  • Reverdy Road in Bermondsey has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability.
  • Reverdy Road, Bermondsey, has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability.
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  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2014
  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2014
  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2014
  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Tue, 05 Mar 2013 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">OU on the BBC: The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2013
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  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2014
  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2014
  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2014
  • A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road" /> First published on Tue, 05 Mar 2013 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/ou-on-the-bbc-the-secret-history-our-streets-reverdy-road">OU on the BBC: The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2013
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