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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School Sports Day
Colourful and lively home movie record of garden activities and school sports day in Enfield Town Park.
Home movie 1973 3 mins Silent
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On a lawn worthy of Wembley a boy and his mother kick around a ball. Next there's action from a well-attended primary school sports day in Enfield Town Park. Though brief, these shots capture the essence of the day: students racing, teachers frantically organising and parents watching from the wings. The film concludes with more home movie scenes - Dad behind the camera captures siblings at play.
News 1978 2 mins Silent Location: Ottery St Mary
Unique tradition of Ottery St Mary’s flaming tar barrels rolls on
News 1980 6 mins Location: Belfast
Meet the president leading the haggis hurling revival and learn how delivering lunch became a sport for kilted gentlemen.
News 1963 3 mins Silent Location: Rathfriland
A piano player, a magician or sandwiches, which would motivate you to smoke the longest?
News 1975 3 mins Location: Knebworth Ho
Human Cannonball Mary Connors has the guts and determination of any Olympian, proving she really is a she performing at Knebworth House, 1975.
News 1960 1 mins Silent Location: Cooper's Hill
Injuries abound as the annual cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill near Brockworth claims its usual victims.
News 1975 5 mins Location: Leicester
Their training regime includes lifting a lump of concrete into a tree - meet the Leicester tug-of-war team preparing to take on the world.
Amateur film 1939 3 mins Silent Location: Enfield
Step inside Sydney S. Bird's 1930s electrical components factory in Enfield, a hive of activity full of well-oiled machines.
Amateur film 1928 2 mins Silent Location: Enfield
An energetic day for these boys as they participate in running, sack races and boxing matches.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2016 2 mins Location: Enfield
Personal film about love and memory, animated over hundreds of frames of Google Streetview.
Amateur film 1975 1 mins Silent Location: Enfield
Glimpses of a delightfully quirky mobile puppeteers van entertaining children and the newly opened Enfield Civic Centre.
Amateur film 1969 3 mins Silent Location: Enfield
Gorgeous colour film of a school fair in Enfield with sports day and Dagenham Girl Pipers display
Amateur film 1940 12 mins Silent Location: Enfield
Amateur footage of the home guard on patrol and at ease in the fields outside London, where anti-tank weapons are tested in front of suburban houses.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.