This film is part of Free

Christmas in Newham 1967

As picture-postcard snowfall blankets the world outside, a decorated East London home hosts a festive family Christmas get-together.

Home movie 1967 8 mins Silent

From the collection of:

Logo for London's Screen Archives


Made by a local filmmaker, this delightfully nostalgic seasonal film sets the mood with shots of snow falling on the streets, parks and gardens of Newham. Colourful Christmas lights sparkle in the dark and in the elaborately decorated shop window displays. The camera then retreats indoors to capture a family merrymaking, as they share a box of chocolates before gathering around a piano to enjoy an old-fashioned singalong.

This film is from the collection of Newham Local History Resource Centre, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.