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LocalEyes community cataloguing — Croydon

Welcome to the LocalEyes community cataloguing page for the borough of Croydon. Films on this page record life in Croydon 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 Croydon life.

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Croydon in the 1970s, Part 1
No summary available
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1973-78
12m 11s
Super 8mm film
Colour
Silent
Croydon Millenary Ashburton Park
Celebrations for the Croydon Millenary in 1960, including sports, a parade, pageants and a carnival.
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1960
26m 27s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Silent
Croydon in the 1980's, Part 2
Fairfield Gardens, Croydon Carnival 1983, Beano's Music Store and Grants Department Store, Fire at Christ Church 1985
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1983-85
12m 27s
Super 8mm film
Colour
Silent
Croydon 1943 Wartime measures
Wartime measures, daily life in 1943 Croydon including gas training and rationing, and the market
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1943
11m 59s
Super 8mm film
B&W
Silent
Action Call Croydon Fire Brigade
Copy of a 1911 film about the Croydon Fire Service. The first intertitle introduces a 1911 display of a fire engine.
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1911
5m 54s
Super 8mm film
B&W
Silent
Gas: A Glimpse of Its Manufacture and Distribution (Part Three)
No summary available
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c.1935
9m 28s
16mm film
B&W
Silent
Topical Budget: Nearly Five Miles In The Air! Croydon (1928)
A Newsreel of Lady Neath at Croydon Airport Ready to Take Flight in Her Moth Biplane
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1928
1m 14s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: Giant And Pigmy, Croydon (1926)
Winston Churchill, then Chancellor, at Croydon aerodrome for a pageant featuring bi-planes.
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1926
1m 16s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: Hero Of Transatlantic Flight, Croydon (1927)
The public pay tribute to Captain Charles Lindbergh as he lands at Croydon Aerodrome, returning from his transatlantic flight NY-Paris
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1927
2m 9s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: King Amanullah at Croydon Airport, Croydon (1928)
King Amanullah visits Croydon Airport
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1928
3m 57s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: In The Interests Of Mercy, Croydon (1916)
Firepower and fancy dress as a captured German field gun is the focus of a parade through Croydon to mark Red Cross Week.
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1916
0m 47s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: ‘Johnnie’s’ Welcome Home, Croydon (1930)
Incredible scenes as an estimated one million people descend on the airport at Croydon to witness the return of pioneering pilot Amy Johnson from Australia.
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1930
2m 48s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: London’s New Airport, Croydon (1928)
London’s grand new airport, just outside Croydon, gets a visit from the Topical Budgets cameras, which linger after biplanes as they land and taxi.
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1928
1m 18s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute
Topical Budget: The Finest Air Station In The World, Croydon (1928)
The impressive new Art Deco “air port” brings a touch of glamour to Croydon as it’s opened in May 1928 by the wife of the Secretary State For Air.
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1928
0m 58s
ProRes digital file
B&W
Mute

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