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Changing of the Guards and London Zoo

A typical tourist day out in London to see the changing of the guards which ends with feeding polar bears and triumphant elephant rides.

Amateur film 1930 4 mins Silent

From the collection of:

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This 9.5mm was shot by filmmaker Sydney F .Martin, a multi-award winning Redbridge-based filmmaker and founder of the Wanstead and Woodford Cine Club. In this film he captures some interesting London scenes, and aside from the changing of the guards, there are some sweeping shots of horse riding in Hyde Park as well as striking scenes of visitors riding elephants in London Zoo.

This film is from the collection of Redbridge Museum, Local Studies and Archives