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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.

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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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…

Uxbridge Past and Present

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

Belmont Boys School Activities 1959

Footage of sports and gardening.        

Let's Go to the Fair!

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

Croydon in the 1970s, Part 1

Opening title is 'A Round Up. Croydon Walk' A…

Queen Mary's Hospital School

A film made at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children…

Northumberland Heath Secondary Boys School: 21 Years

Northumberland Heath Secondary Boys School: 21 Years

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

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

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.            

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.                  

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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Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

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