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Beauty in the Borough

An amateur film of floral colour in Haringey.

Southgate Celebrates the Coronation

Newsreel footage of celebrations in Southgate for the 1953 Coronation

Local views of Friern Barnet

Local footage from the Friern Barnet area

Arsenal May 1971

Arsenal victory parade after the team's legendary 1971 double victory.

The Changing Years: The History and Development of Wood Green

The history of Wood Green. Development from tiny hamlet to…

About Hampstead

A film celebrating the surrounds of Hampstead.

Southgate Newsreel

Lord Mayor of London sets the foundation stone for a…

Bazaar Nov'64/Edmonton Dec'64 onwards

Christmas scenes and Street scenes of Edmonton.

Change in Friern Barnet

Local 2 local footage around Friern Barnet

Hampstead Old & New

Amateur film featuring some of Hampstead's buildings and notable locations.

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Beauty in the Borough

An amateur film of floral colour in Haringey.

Southgate Newsreel

Lord Mayor of London sets the foundation stone for a…

Topical Budget: £100,000 Damage! 1,500 Out-Of-Work!, Chiswick (1928)

40 fire engines unsuccessfully battle a raging fire that destroyed…

Hounslow Hospital: What It Means To You

A wartime film showing the work of Hounslow Hospital and…

Irish In Brent

Fabulous documentary on the immigration of Irish people to Brent…

Uxbridge Bed Race

Amateur video record of Uxbridge's annual charity bed race.

Queen Mary's Hospital School

A film made at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in…

VE Day Street Party in Ridsdale Road, Anerley SE20

A VE Day street celebration documenting a joyful day for…

Bond First School: A Parent's Guide

A video guide to Bond Primary School aimed at parents.

Topical Budget: London’s Choice, Hayes Common (1929)

Nice footage of the May Queen festival at Hayes Common.

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Kew Gardens during the War

Taken during the war, a blooming Kew Gardens is captured…

The Big Day and Babs' Bloomers

1939 meets 1990 as ‘Babs’ reminisces about her wedding day,…

Joan Littlewood Pleasure roll 15 - club, mixed couples

Cool club dancers. Inside a London club where black and white…

Joan Littlewood Pleasure Roll 58 - Theatreland, bus stop, Durning…

Shakespeare and rain. A popular pub, busy theatre and rainy London…

Marie Partridge Racing Silverstone

Filmed by Marie Partridge, of the Pinner Cine Society, this…

Brush Making Today

Brush Making To-Day is a celebratory, fascinating and well crafted…

My Fair Covent Garden

Amateur documentary recording Covent Garden Market shortly before and after…

This is London

A wonderful travelogue from Pauline Harrison that starts with a…

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Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre

The BLSAC houses a wide and varied film collection, currently consisting of around 160 films, that were made by both professional and amateur film makers. The oldest film in the collection was made by an early cinematographer, Harry Pease, in 1912, which features the opening ceremony of the Bexleyheath Clock Tower. The newest film is an animation made by Bexley school children on the life of Charlton Athletics' goalkeeping legend, Sam Bartram. The film collection covers all aspects of life in Bexley from official information films made during the Second World War to films on local politics, celebrations, school…


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