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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Horse Riding (and Sports) on Wimbledon Common
Wonderful colour shots of Wimbledon Common, 1940s fashions and pet kittens feature in this short home movie
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Youthful innocence personified, three girls in colourful frocks are shown spending a leisurely day in the back garden. From relaxing on the swing and trotting around barefoot to taking turns in showing off their less-than-efficient lawn-mowing skills, there is never a dull moment. We then venture out to Wimbledon Common for a spot of horse-riding and a quick game of catch.
This film is from the collection of Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre