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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Kentish Times: Kentish Time Story, Erith (1958)
Charming shots of Kent towns and countryside in this well-made and narrated story about local newspapers on the London fringes.
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What starts as a celebration of town and country life on the London/Kent border soon turns into a fascinating story about “the rhythm of a newspaper”, showing how stories are reported, written, edited, printed and delivered in the Kentish Times group’s nine local papers. Includes numerous wonderful shots of Kent towns such as Kent, Erith and Beckenham, as well as a long lost pride in the power of local papers. A beautifully shot and narrated promo.
Bexley Local Studies and Archives