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Port and River Archives, Museum of London Docklands

The Port and River collection includes films commissioned by the Port of London Authority on all aspects of London's cargo and passenger trade, from 1920s silent to 1970s colour; celebrations of national events such as the Queen's Coronation (1953) and her tour of the docks (1959); a film made for the Festival of Britain celebrating the commercial heritage of the Thames; and the problems of river pollution (1968). We have over 70 videos documenting Docklands regeneration made during the 1980s. We have recently acquired a home movie made in 1959 which shows unique footage of Docklands as a working port. London Screen Archives have digitised a range of previously unviewable 16mm film, covering all aspects of the Port of London, from the rare 'Port of Empire' (1926), to promotions of the new container service at Tilbury in the 1960s.

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