Browse Films

Locations

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Beauty in the Borough

An amateur film of floral colour in Haringey.

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

Hampstead Old & New

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

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Highlights

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About Hampstead

A film celebrating the surrounds of Hampstead.

Southgate Newsreel

Lord Mayor of London sets the foundation stone for…

Mountview High School: The Video

The end of an era at Mountview High School…

Edmonton 1965

Amateur compilation reel of a dramatic bus rescue and…

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…

What Future for Haringey?

A municipal film considering Haringey's future.

Uxbridge Bed Race

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

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…

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Themes

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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,…

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.

Grand Union Canal Summer Outing 1966

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

Old Lorries 1979 and Old LTOB Run Cars

Film opens with a car.                  

Uneasy Rider

A road safety film aimed at schoolchildren.

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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