STAMFORD – England’s Most Famous Stone-built Town
A film about the town of Stamford set in the southern-most corner of Lincolnshire with close borders to Rutland, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Stamford is one of those special places in Britain. Its position is eastern England and at one time on the route of the Great North Road (the A1), the town has that magical look about it. Many of the ancient buildings were built from the famous local stone from Barnack with roof tiles from Collyweston.
Our programme is devoted to its origins, its history, its buildings, its churches, streets and its characters. We see the town through rare archive films from the 1950s through to the 1970s, with fascinating glimpses on the past. We see film of street scenes and of carnivals and fairs. We see a visit by HM The Queen, a parade with the mayor of the town, a Stamford School Speech Day, footage of Bluecoat school and much more. Contemporary footage the town as it is today and explores its richly coloured buildings and architecture. We follow one of the town guides with 25 years experience in guiding visitors around the unique streets with a history second to none.
We see the great stately home of Burghley House with its magnificent architecture and park with deer. Enjoy this look at a town steeped in history but one which looks forward to a bright future as one of the best stone-built town’s in Britain.
DVD Approximately 55 minutes duration