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Redbridge Museum and Heritage Centre

Redbridge Museum, Local Studies & Archive's film collection is mainly comprised of digital films produced by the Museum and Archive, the majority of which are oral history interviews of local residents and reflect the diverse nature of the borough of Redbridge.

Films by the Museum include: Collecting the Olympics - the impact on Redbridge (2011); Teen Dreams - 60 years of Redbridge teenage life (2011); the Restoration of Valentines Mansion (2009); ARIANA - refugee heritage project with a local Afghani group (2006); Childhood in Redbridge (2006);the history of Highlands Primary School (2006); the centenary of Hainault Forest Country Park (2006); oral histories by the Muslim Women's Welfare Association (2006); East African Asians - the story of Asian people in Redbridge who came to the UK during the 1960s and 1970s from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania (2005). In 2005, the archive service conducted a series of interviews with local people capturing memories relating to life in Redbridge, covering topics such as schooling, shopping, World War I, World War II and local industry.

In 2000, a film was created for the permanent museum display which consists of original interviews and archival film from video libraries, on the subjects of leisure, WW2 evacuation, sport, Winston Churchill, farming, shopping and Sylvia Pankhurst. There is also a small miscellaneous group of video, DVD and cine film about local history (e.g Ilford ARP, the general election of 1955 and the M11 road in 1973) Bollywood and cultural history projects in London.

Subject categories: Working life, transport, industry, science, commerce, services and business; Family and community life, entertainment, sport, leisure, religion, health, welfare and education; Local, regional and national events, war, commemoration, government, politics and protest; Cultural and ethnic diversity in London; National and international travel and world culture.

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