The Cutteslowe Walls

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In December 1934 a private developer in North OXFORD built high brick walls across the two roads linking his houses with a council estate next door.

It meant the council tenants no longer had easy access to buses and shops.

Despite repeated attempts to bring them down, the notorious Cutteslowe Walls remained in place until 1959 - a unique monument to class prejudice in mid-twentieth century ENGLAND.

This programme tells their bizarre story - with testimony from residents on both sides of the divide, and from those involved in the long campaign to demolish them.