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Social class divisions in Letchworth

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Norman Routledge (1928-2013) was born in North London. He won a mathematics scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, where he was made a Fellow in 1951 and formed friendships with, among others, Alan Turing and EM Forster. In 1959, he left King's to become a schoolmaster and eventually a housemaster at Eton College, where he stayed for the next 30 years. He retired in 1989 to enjoy travel, music (he played the viola), look at buildings and enjoy the many pleasures of London.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Muswell hill, St Peter-Le-Poer, London, Yemen, Letchworth, St Michaels, Letchworth, Bletchley Park, The British Tabulating Machine Company, Laurence Olivier

Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds

Date story recorded: January 2010

Date story went live: 17 September 2010