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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Present Day Pinner
The small town of Pinner in Harrow is brought to life through a short, reflective biography of novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
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Our excerpt begins with a picturesque shot of Pinner Memorial Park from the grounds of West House. Scenes of the surrounding area are placed against the backdrop of the narration on Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The narration covers his most acclaimed work, The Last Days of Pompeii, whilst discussing architectural highlights of the area including the pre-eminent monument in Pinner Churchyard, a massive pointed stone pyramid, with a stone coffin plunged through it.
This film is from the collection of Headstone Manor Museum, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.