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London Street Scenes - Trafalgar Square
Spot the changes and continuities in this majestic Edwardian panorama of Trafalgar Square.
This majestic Edwardian panorama of Trafalgar Square takes in the National Gallery and St. Martin in the Fields, finishing at the start of the Strand. Charing Cross Underground Station and the pedestrian underpass are seen under construction, while the current site of South Africa House, constructed in the 1930s, is occupied by a hotel. Note the horse-drawn traffic on the now pedestrianised area in front of the National Gallery.
Digitisation supported by the London Topographical Society.
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Woolwich candidates face the voters in the first of 1910's two general elections.
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The funeral procession of suffragette Emily Davison - fatally injured at the Epsom Derby - passes through London to her final resting place in Morpeth.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Eltham
Magnificent artillery horses and their youthful riders parade the streets of Eltham as rapt locals look on.
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Spectacular feats of early aviation at Hendon Aerodrome, North London.
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Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Location: Hampstead Heath
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Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Trafalgar Square
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"Why in the height of a world war, should there be this terrific interest in painting?"
Non-Fiction 1910 1 mins Silent Location: Trafalgar Square
Votes for Women protesters swamp Trafalgar Square, brandishing placards and petitions.
Non-Fiction 1913 1 mins Silent Location: Trafalgar Square
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Non-Fiction 1924 0 mins Location: Trafalgar Square
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Romance 2023 2 mins
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