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Hackney Archives

The collections at Hackney Archives include a small amount of moving image material, in the form primarily of 16mm cine film and VHS tapes. The collections include some copies of films held elsewhere, but much of the collection is believed to be unique. It includes amateur-style footage, which is believed to have been filmed by Council employees, of civic activities in the period from about 1930 to about 1960, including the building and opening of new housing developments and civic entertainments. There is also official footage shot or commissioned by the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, forming part of the records of the Public Health Department in the 1930s and relating to slum clearance and food inspection. The VHS tapes held include films made by local residents as well as by Hackney Council, and date up to about the year 2000.

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Films in this collection

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