Archibald Cameron Corbett: The Man and The Houses

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Now available on You Tube

Presented by author and journalist Lucy Mangan, and featuring Catford’s very own Father Lindsay McKenna as Archibald Corbett, the film provides an insightful and comprehensive account of the man whose vision created huge housing estates in east and south east London around the end of the 19th century.

It begins with Archibald’s formative years in Glasgow and a teenage tour of the continent in the 1870s, and follows his journey to Parliament where he campaigned on some of the biggest social issues of the day. The houses, of course, play a huge part, with Corbett’s ‘healthy living’ philosophy informing the construction of nearly 10,000 of them across seven estates.

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I am a retired carer with nine years of experience as layout editor of a local magazine in Somerset. I now live in Catford with my partner.

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