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Change in Friern Barnet
Tour Friern Barnet and explore the streets, local happenings and developments in an area undergoing rapid change
Amateur film 1970 20 mins Silent
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This amateur film highlights the contrasting changes in the Friern Barnet area as modern developments spring up around the ornate architecture of decades gone by. Highlights include the views of Oxford House, dramatic shots of a fire at Station Road, beautiful images of Friern hospital, as well as a sports day and and open air service of the council of churches.
This film is from the collection of Barnet Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.
Non-Fiction 1896 2 mins Silent Location: Barnet
Two for the price of one! Two items were joined together on this reel, discovered among a small haul of early films and fragments discovered and donated to the BFI in the 1990s. The first is believed to be Birt Acres' A Corner of Barnet Fair.
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