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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

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…

Belmont Boys School Activities 1959

Footage of sports and gardening.        

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…

AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE PRACTICE IN ILFORD, ESSEX

Amateur film shot by Raymond Beck while serving with…

What Future for Haringey?

A municipal film considering Haringey's future.

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…

Bond First School: A Parent's Guide

A video guide to Bond Primary School aimed at…

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Themes

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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…

Steam Engines and Station

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

Street Scene (Muswell Hill II)

Amateur film of Muswell Hill railway station.

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.…

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.

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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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