The North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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London - King's Road, Chelsea
Hang out with the ‘dedicated followers of fashion’ down the King’s Road in the Swinging Sixties.
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In San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, the Summer of Love is in full swing. Back in the British capital of cool, laid-back 60s hipsters hang out on the grooviest of London streets, the King’s Road. A whirligig of fashions are on display - dollies, kooks, hippies, Regency mods and Chelsea girls in bum-high Pucci patterns. The ‘in crowd’ are conspicuously ‘in’ as they flit from Dandie Fashions to Countdown and Mary Quant’s Bazaar on a street defined by its youth subcultures.