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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Royal Masonic Hospital, Ravenscourt Park
Silent colour footage of the Royal Masonic Hospital in Ravenscourt Park.
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There’s no sound for this film, which shows the inner workings of the Royal Masonic Hospital, founded in 1911 and opened on these premises in 1933. The film features many aspect of the hospital, including the kitchen, wards, theatre, physiotherapy, children’s ward, gardens and fish pond, nurse school and lounge, canteen and chapel. Also shows what appears to be a Masonic ceremony at the foundation stone, laid in May 1932, and a Masonic convalescent home outside London.