Twiggy visits Stevenage Museum to learn about life in postwar new town

Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy with Stevenage locals (L-R) Barbara Eddington, Kathie Harvey and Colin Reyn

Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy with Stevenage locals (L-R) Barbara Eddington, Kathie Harvey and Colin Reynolds before filming at the Stevenage museum for a BBC documentary about post war towns - Credit: Archant

Sixties icon Twiggy visited Stevenage Museum on Friday to film scenes for a BBC documentary about the new town.

Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy with Stevenage locals before filming at the Stevenage museum for a BBC docu

Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy with Stevenage locals before filming at the Stevenage museum for a BBC documentary about post war towns - Credit: Archant

The footage will be used for a BBC One documentary series about life after the Second World War and will be broadcast next month to mark the 70th anniversary of the allied victory in Europe – VE Day – on May 8.

Producers chose to film in Stevenage as it was the first new town built in the country after the war to house Londoners who had lost their houses during the German bombing raids.

A Stevenage Borough Council spokeswoman said: “As the first new town in the country, Stevenage has a rich and unique history.

“That history and the development of the town will be featured on the BBC programme, alongside Twiggy interviewing Stevenage residents who moved to the town as children and have watched Stevenage grow into the place it is today.”

Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy chats with Stevenage locals (L-R) Barbara Eddington, Kathie Harvey and Coli

Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy chats with Stevenage locals (L-R) Barbara Eddington, Kathie Harvey and Colin Reynolds before filming at the Stevenage museum for a BBC documentary about post war towns - Credit: Archant


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l To see pictures from VE Day being celebrated in Stevenage in 1945 turn to page 30.

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