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Home of your own

A fictional film promoting the new town of Hemel Hempstead and the way to a new life and new home for a London bricklayer and his family.

Industry sponsored film 1951 21 mins

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1949 saw the first newcomers to the brand new town of Hemel Hempstead. 2 years on and the Development Corporation commission a film to promote the town to more people looking to move out of the cramped housing in London and start a whole new life. Famous character actor, Harry Locke plays the lead as the bricklayer who passes through Hemel Hempstead by chance on a workers' outing and is taken with the the whole idea. He returns home to persuade his wife......