This film is part of Free
Grand Union Canal
Follow working narrow boats as they make their 60-hour trip from London to Birmingham along Britain's longest industrial waterway.
Documentary 1937 34 mins
Travel the longest industrial waterway in England! Once a major transport thoroughfare for British industry, the Grand Union stretches nearly 290 miles, connecting Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Loughborough, Warwick and Derby with London and the continent. By the time this film was being made, modernity was creeping in, with mechanical horses and the North Circular Road. But there were still uses for a more sedate transport service.
- United Kingdom
- Houses of ParliamentLondonStepneyHaggerstonHarlesden
The London Topographical Society
London Street Scenes - Trafalgar Square
Non-Fiction 1910 1 mins Location: Trafalgar Square
Spot the changes and continuities in this majestic Edwardian panorama of Trafalgar Square.
Amateur film 1934 4 mins Location: Spitalfields
A rare glimpse inside the Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor in the East End during the early 1930s.
Inter-action in Croydon
Documentary 1971 12 mins Location: Croydon
Do you remember when the moon men came to Croydon? You can bet these kids never forgot the day Dogg's Troupe landed
Fourteen Acres of Green
1977 13 mins Location: Hammersmith
Environmentalists wage war on the Greater London Council in this eye-opening account of a battle to save Hammersmith's open spaces.
London from the Air 2 (Fun Palace outtakes)
Amateur film 1963 3 mins Location: Westminster
Excellent if somewhat jerky aerial shots of London taken from a helicopter and featuring close-ups of Waterloo, the docks and Tower Bridge.
London from the Air 1 (Fun Palace outtakes)
1963 3 mins
London in 1963 was a city in flux, as this spectacular aerial footage shows.
Houses of Parliament
Right to Work March
Campaigning film 1972 42 mins Location: Glasgow
They're young, unemployed and on the march - from Glasgow, Liverpool and Swansea to London.
Davis Family Films: Second Clacton Film, Clacton (1963)
Amateur film 1963 4 mins Location: Strand
From sunbathing on the East London estate balcony to swimming in the sea at Clacton, this home movie records family life in London in 1963.
Davis Family Films: Michael's Mothers Funeral; Water Pageant, City & Westminster (c1966?)
Amateur film 1966 5 mins Location: Soho
Westminster sightseeing and scenes from the Lord Mayor’s Show, Bonfire Night, Christmas and a family funeral in this short home movie from the 1960s.
1974 5 mins
Reporter Michèle Brown visits London's Western Hospital, where a computer is on the medical staff to help doctors with routine doctor\patient consultations.
Anti-smoking Campaign: Artery - Clogged
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
One of the most gruesomely memorable of all British anti-smoking promos depicts fat oozing out of nonchalant smokers' cigarettes.
1968 21 mins
The social and political revolutions of 1968 seem a long way from the musings of a moderate Tory on the NHS and government .
Anti-smoking Campaign (Wales): Janice
2003 1 mins
Straight-talking anti-smoking promo, which introduces us to Janice, a 51-year-old woman who uses a ventilator to breathe.
Smoking and Health - Woman
1968 1 mins
A well-to-do woman is unable to answer her child’s cries due to a coughing fit, in this exaggerated anti-smoking advert.
Wanted for Life
Documentary 1951 8 mins
A child's life is save through a blood transfusion and this incident demonstrate s the need for blood donors.