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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RT Buses in SE London
Take a trip down memory lane to a time when a fleet of the popular RT buses serves the capital and congestion is still a thing of the future.
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A feast for the eyes for any keen bus enthusiast, this delightful colour footage follows London Transport's RT-type buses as they go about their daily rout(in)e. The green spaces of south east London serve as the backdrop for some of the shots, as the 146 bus passes grazing horses and turns a corner at The Fox, a pub in Keston. Alongside the hustle and bustle of the roads around Crystal Palace, Downe and Lewisham, the filmmaker captures the changing face of the neighbourhoods.
This film is from the collection of London Transport Museum, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.