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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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Beauty in the Borough

An amateur film of floral colour in Haringey.

Hounslow Town Centre - The Way Ahead

A local government film seeking public comment of redevelopment…

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.

Uxbridge Bed Race

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

VE Day Street Party in Ridsdale Road, Anerley…

A VE Day street celebration documenting a joyful day…

North London Street Party - Reclaim the Streets…

An amateur film that captures the chaos and crowds…

Bond First School: A Parent's Guide

A video guide to Bond Primary School aimed at…

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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Piccadilly Circus Time-lapse

A time-lapse film of the Piccadilly Circus roundabout.

Steam Engines and Station

Rare film record of the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Light…

Seatbelt Sense

Road safety film promoting the wearing of seat belts in…

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.…

Old Lorries 1979 and Old LTOB Run Cars

Film opens with a car.                  

Uneasy Rider

A road safety film aimed at schoolchildren.

The Balloon

A road safety film for children promoting the green cross…

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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