This film is part of Free
Changing Face of Camberwell
Looking back at Camberwell's Victorian history, and forward to the future, this film captures the impact of changing architecture on local residents.
Capturing a time when Victorian blocks were being demolished in favour of new towers, this poignant film makes strong arguments for progress, with an awareness of what was being lost in the process. Camberwell Green and Peckham Rye feature, as do churches and pubs now lost to time - showing that while much has changed, a sense of Camberwell's history remains evident on still familiar streets.
The tower block featured in this film, Lakanal House, was the site of a tragic fire in 2009.
Documentary 1980 27 mins Location: Bury
A visit to Darul Uloom School in South Lancashire, the UK's first Muslim school
Pornography 1960 5 mins Silent
Glamour goddess Pamela Green reveals all in a key ‘60s striptease collaboration with George Harrison Marks.
Factual TV 1980 25 mins
The LGBT current affairs series visits the new Heaven nightclub, contrasting it with other parts of London’s gay scene.
Documentary 1963 17 mins Location: Northampton
Your employer is relocating to Northampton. Will this film convince you it's a good idea for you too?
Amateur film 1965 3 mins Location: Middlesbrough
A ride on the wild side through Middlesbrough and Teesside.
Documentary 1987 21 mins Location: Chapeltown
A documentary that reveals the gap between the talent and determination of a community, and its lack of control over its own destiny.
Amateur film 1937 6 mins Silent Location: Westminster
The streets of Westminster and Camberwell are festooned with bunting and banners in preparation for the Coronation of George VI in this remarkable colour film from A E Ford.
Camberwell - Dedication of the Borough Mace at the Licensed Victuallers Asylum Chapel, Asylum Road, S.E. Camberwell - Dedication of the Borough Mace at the Licensed Victuallers Asylum Chapel, Asylum Road, S.E.
Non-Fiction 1918 3 mins Silent Location: Camberwell
Mayors, bishops and clergymen march through Camberwell to the asylum, better known today as Caroline Gardens.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Camberwell
Free the Camberwell One! Joey the monkey makes the most of his 13 day escape bid in 1920s South London
Rev. Jimmy Butterworth and the activities of Clubland Rev. Jimmy Butterworth and the activities of Clubland
Home movie 1966 23 mins Silent Location: Camberwell
Camping holidays, sports days and general mucking about all feature in this succession of films taken over several years at a south London youth club.
Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
Plotting world domination, Devil Doctor Fu-Manchu steals plans for a new aero-torpedo in this earliest surviving thrill-a-minute serial instalment.
Inside Film 2024 16 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.