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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.

Amateur film 1960 2 mins

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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.