Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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Scenes of 1930s London
Enjoy this atmospheric look at London in the 1930s - with a bustling river scene, busy streets, a boating lady and a Royal occasion
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This nostalgic film opens with views of a bustling Thames Embankment - filled with ships, tugs and barges while cranes work on the busy wharves. From London Bridge we move to the Serpentine - crowded with people in pleasure boats. We're next on a boat being rowed by a woman in a straw hat before seeing more of London's famous bridges and buildings. We end with King George and Queen Mary, in an open-topped carriage and accompanied by Horse Guards, riding past cheering crowds.