London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Ashlee Family Films: Whirling Wheels, Bexley (1963)
Lycra-clad cyclists take part in a fierce race around the London-Kent borders, diligently filmed by a Bexley amateur film-maker.
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Victor Ashlee showed great dedication in making this film of a serious-looking bike race around Kent lanes, moving his camera to several locations to get a variety of shots – and even, at one point, filming a terrific in-action close-up of the cyclists from a moving car. The race takes place somewhere in Kent, and features great background scenery. Also shows the post-race prize-giving in a village hall.
Bexley Local Studies and Archives