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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Shot only five years after its opening, this film showcases the Croydon Flyover in all its concrete glory.
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The Croydon Flyover was a much needed solution to congestion in post-war Croydon, but not necessarily an example of town planning at its best. The film shows the new road snaking towards the Town Centre and 'Nestlé Tower' but also remnants of historic Croydon. Over the Fire Station we glimpse St. John the Baptist church and get a better view of Croydon Library and Clocktower than can be seen today.
This film is from the collection of Museum of Croydon, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.