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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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.
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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