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Coronation Street writer joins Milner Square documentary

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 January 2015

Susan Oudot

Susan Oudot

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Coronation Street writer Susan Oudot is fronting a project to shine a light on her Islington neighbourhood’s past.

Ms Oudot, who grew up in 
Milner Square, hopes to show what the area was like from 1930 to 1972 for a new documentary called Through the Hole in the Wall.

She said: “Having been born and brought up in Milner Square I am very excited to be working 
on this project.

“My hope is that we can 
produce a film that will give people some understanding of what this now-affluent area used to be like.”

“More importantly it will 
remind those who lived through that period of their own past 
and encourage them to talk 
about it, in the hope that we are able to capture more of this 
important time in our local and national history.”

A group of past residents spanning three generations will 
be filmed in the square, talking about how life has changed since the 1930s, comparing their experiences with those living there today.

Filmmakers hope to use oral history and archived material such as news cuttings to get a unique insight into this period.

The Milner Square community was broken up and re-housed when the council purchased the properties in 1971.

The documentary will be shown in elderly care and support centres throughout Islington, as part of reminiscence therapy and enrichment sessions for the elderly.

Ms Oudot will be speaking about the project on February 5 at Islington Town and discussing ways in which people can get involved.


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