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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.

What Future for Haringey?

A municipal film considering Haringey's future.

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

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Beauty in the Borough

An amateur film of floral colour in Haringey.

Mountview High School: The Video

The end of an era at Mountview High School…

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

40 fire engines unsuccessfully battle a raging fire that…

Let's Go to the Fair!

A lively promotional film for the "many unusual attractions"…

Your Home

Film explaining how the Borough is modernising its old…

Hounslow Hospital: What It Means To You

A wartime film showing the work of Hounslow Hospital…

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…

Greek Dances, Staff Matches, 1940 Forestry Rhyader, 1950…

A collection of different scenes featuring students undertaking a…

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

Nice footage of the May Queen festival at Hayes…

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Themes

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Topical Budget: One Way Of Solving The Traffic Problem (1924)

Walking, crammed on to trucks or gleefully riding bikes, commuters…

Buses at Ilford Broadway

Sequences of various London buses circa 1983, navigating High Road,…

Topical Budget: ‘Johnnie’s’ Welcome Home, Croydon (1930)

Incredible scenes as an estimated one million people descend on…

Joan Littlewood Pleasure Roll 54 - underground station, people

Going underground. Take a trip on the tube in 1963 with…

Seatbelt Sense

Road safety film promoting the wearing of seat belts in…

The Tale of Elsie Bossing

An animated road safety film.            

Heathrow Airport

Amateur film of construction work at Heathrow Airport.

Grand Union Canal Summer Outing 1966

Trip on the Grand Union Canal from Brentford to Rickmansworth.…

What is Traffic?

Road safety film aimed at primary schoolchildren.

Erith Road Safety

Road safety demonstrations for local school children in Erith. Street…

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London Metropolitan Archives

Our collections include around 3000 films and videos. The majority of titles in our collections were created by official local government bodies such as the London County Council and the Inner London Education Authority. The diverse range of subjects includes housing, parks, transport, markets, cycling and health services and in most cases London is at the heart of the film.

 

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