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Reading of 'Inexpensive Progress' by John Betjeman set against period footage to illustrate the poem. The gradual expansion of cities and the destruction of the countryside is depicted.
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23 June 1995

Classroom Ideas

Useful as a study of 'Inexpensive Progress' by John Betjeman. Could also be used to
stimulate a debate into the loss of countryside. How much has changed since the time John Betjeman wrote this poem?

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