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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

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

Hampstead Old & New

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

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Highlights

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Uxbridge Past and Present

Film taken c1968-1973 of Uxbridge redevelopment and new film…

S.E.18: Impressions of a London Suburb

Woolwich scenes: the Queen Mother's visit; football; Woolwich Arsenal;…

Taken from East Lane Bridge

A film of traffic shot from East Lane Bridge…

Hounslow Hospital: What It Means To You

A wartime film showing the work of Hounslow Hospital…

What Future for Haringey?

A municipal film considering Haringey's future.

Irish In Brent

Fabulous documentary on the immigration of Irish people to…

VE Day Street Party in Ridsdale Road, Anerley…

A VE Day street celebration documenting a joyful day…

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

A collection of different scenes featuring students undertaking a…

North London Street Party - Reclaim the Streets…

An amateur film that captures the chaos and crowds…

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…

Piccadilly Circus Time-lapse

A time-lapse film of the Piccadilly Circus roundabout.

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…

The Tale of Elsie Bossing

An animated road safety film.            

Street Scene (Muswell Hill II)

Amateur film of Muswell Hill railway station.

Old Lorries 1979 and Old LTOB Run Cars

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Uneasy Rider

A road safety film aimed at schoolchildren.

Erith Road Safety

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

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Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

About 120 films, videos and sound recordings of local interest are held.

 

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