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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Bridge building on the busy streets of London as the construction of Brunswick Bridge in Barnet is captured for posterity
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Recording the construction of the local Brunswick Bridge over a period of time, the filmmaker takes much care to detail each stage of process, as well as the effect on the area – local roads are congested and businesses are blighted by road works. The film also reflects on the changing landscape of the area, with scenes showing the opening of St Michael's Court by the local mayor.
This film is from the collection of Barnet Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.