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Film producers want your memories of Ford

PUBLISHED: 17:11 28 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:09 11 August 2010

THE BBC has commissioned a major new documentary on the history of Dagenham s Ford plant. The hour-long programme, with a working title The Fords of Dagenham is currently in production for BBC4. It will look at the social history of the factory, and how

THE BBC has commissioned a major new documentary on the history of Dagenham's Ford plant.

The hour-long programme, with a working title 'The Fords of Dagenham' is currently in production for BBC4.

It will look at the social history of the factory, and how the plant helped mould the town of Dagenham into what it is today.

Programme makers also plan to look at the iconic vehicles which rolled off the production line, like the early Cortina and the Consul.

Thanks to Dagenham's output, thousands of families were able to afford a car for the first time, bringing massive changes to the British way of life.

Producers at Bristol-based film company, Testimony Films are keen to speak to any POST readers who have strong links with Ford's, either as workers or relatives of workers.

They also want to hear about how the factory itself has changed over the years.

Anyone who wants to take part in the project can call Lizi Cosslett on 0117 925 8589 or write to Ford Appeal, 12 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5RH; email at lizi.cosslett@testimonyfilms.com


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