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Bob Hope Theatre-Archibald Cameron Corbett-The Man & the Houses

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The film, presented by author Lucy Mangan and starring Father Lindsay McKenna as Corbett himself, gives an insightful and comprehensive look at the man whose vision formed the Corbett Estate in Catford and beyond. It starts with Archibald’s formative years in Glasgow and his visits to sites of historic importance in France and Italy, and follows his journey to his time in Parliament as a liberal MP campaigning for better conditions for young workers, against unfair immunity from taxation for landlords and for the suffrage movement. The houses, of course, play a huge part – from Corbett’s first project, the Woodgrange Estate in Forest Gate, to his achievements in Eltham, Ilford and Catford.