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LocalEyes community cataloguing — Bromley

Welcome to the LocalEyes community cataloguing page for the borough of Bromley. Films on this page record life in Bromley across the 20th century and up to the present day.

We would like your help to bring these films to life. Perhaps you can identify people and places or the years the the films were shot or you know who made the films. We'd also love you to share memories and any other information about these historic records of Bromley life.

Choose a film below or use search in the navigation bar to find more films from Bromley.

Bromley Home Guard Association
A film of The Bromley Home Guard Association on various event days including preparing their headquarters 5 Beckenham Lane, Remembrance Sunday parades, a day trip to the South Coast, and the re-opening of St Mark's Bromley.
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1950-1968
1h 1m 57s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Silent
County Court Extension
A film showing the work completed in the first month of the county court extension in Bromley
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1977
13m 37s
Super 8mm film
Colour
Silent
Bank Holiday at High Elms
Amateur film made by or for the Women's Institute of the District of Bromley to commemorate the centenary of the Bank Holiday. The film follows a family on their Bank Holiday day out. The family initially plan to go to Hastings but due to heavy traffic they soon change their minds and choose to join the Jones family at nearby High Elms instead. The day's activities are shown; children play games and run around, and a picnic is had. The film then goes to show people playing golf at High Elms golf course and the children following the High Elms nature trails and exploring the wildlife before returning to the adults who are clearing up their picnic and leave High Elms. The film documents the family's journey home by showing a field of cows, some horse and donkey riders and some road side litter. It also shows a short clip of a traveller encampment before showing the Bromley Common road sign and the film comes to an end.
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1971
14m 44s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Sound
Miss Sharman's Childrens Homes, Sydenham
A mixture of black and white and colour film showing the girls of Miss Sharman's Children's Home, an orphanage for girls in Newlands Park, Penge. From the variation in weather it seems the film was made over more than one day. Towards the end of the film there is some text encouraging the audience to donate money to the children which gives the impression that the film was made in order to raise funds.
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1937
25m 4s
Standard 8mm film
Colour;B&W
Silent
VE Day Street Party in Ridsdale Road, Anerley SE20
A VE Day street celebration documenting a joyful day for the Ridsdale road locals in Bromley.
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1945
5m 30s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Mute
King George V Jubilee in Aylesford, London and Bromley, 1935
This film starts with serene scenes of the Kentish village of Aylesford, before showing the happy, excited crowds on the busy streets of London and Bromley (Kent) during the celebrations of King George V's Jubilee on 6 May 1935. The film includes footage of parades, fairs, bands, people wearing costumes, and people riding in decorative vehicles and carriages.
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1935
26m 54s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Sound
Belvedere House School 2
A delightful film from Bromley Local Studies and Archives, titled Belvedere House School shows children and adults participating and enjoying a sports day.
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c.1935
14m 6s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Sound
Sports Day: St Johns School, Penge
This film from Bromley Local Studies and Archives shows scenes of various sports day at St John's Penge. It is thought the film maker may be Mr Cyril Rickert who was local to the Penge area during that time and was know to be a film maker, but this can not be confirmed.
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1934-1936
15m 3s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Mute
Melvin School Sports and All Saints School
This is a film featuring Melvin Road Council School (officially known by this point as Penge Secondary School for Girls) and All Saints School, Upper Norwood. The film is in three parts starting with a children crossing a road with assistance from a Belisha beacon crossing and a policeman, a scene outside some shops,and a sports day.
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c.1947
14m 27s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Sound
Childrens Outing/Show, Waldegrave Road, Anerley
A film featuring a local school outing and a school play.
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c.1960
10m 25s
Standard 8mm film
Colour;B&W
Mute
The Royal Visit
No summary available
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26.03.1986
30m 0s
VHS
unknown
Unknown
Penge Festival 1986, May Queen Comes to Penge, Subway, Superday
No summary available
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1986-1987
50m 13s
VHS
Colour
Sound
Bromley Storm Damage
This film made by the London Borough of Bromley shows the damage caused around the Borough by the great storm which hit the South East on in the early hours of 16 October 1987, and the work undertaken by the Council to address the damage.
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10.1987
6m 40s
VHS
Colour
Sound
Bromley High Street (Local Studies Project)
No summary available
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31.08.1986-28.09.1986
1h 56m 22s
VHS
unknown
Unknown
Bromley is Listening
No summary available
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c.1986
16m 13s
VHS
Colour
Sound
Through the Seasons in Petts Wood and Hawkswood
No summary available
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1980s
18m 31s
VHS
Colour
Sound

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