If you missed it the first time, here’s your chance! Following a hugely successful premiere in January, Archibald Cameron Corbett: The Man And The Houses is back for another screening at St Andrews Church Hall on Saturday 10th March at 7pm.
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 Ilford, Eltham and Catford.
Attendees at the previous screening gave the film glowing reviews, with one resident saying she was profoundly moved by the film, and Archibald Corbett’s great-great-grandson Jason describing the film as one of the best he’d seen about his family.
We look forward to seeing you there!