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JOHN betjeman 's journey along the Metropolitan Railway in celebration of suburbia, hailed in 1973 as ' an instant classic '.
' Live in Metro-Land' was the slogan in the 20s and 30s. The Met, I the first steam underground in the world, bought up the farmland as it journeyed out from London's Baker St to farthest Bucks. The houses and gardens it helped to build set the pattern for suburbia. Sir John Betjeman travels through
Metro-land in search of the poetry and variety of its architecture and activities. He finds homes of sin and mystery in St John's Wood, a nature trail in Neasden, and London's answer to the Eiffel Tower in Wembley; midsummer revels in Croxley Green and a mighty Wurlitzer in Chorleywood. Producer EDWARD uirzoeff


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