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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Sydney S. Bird & Sons Factory, Enfield
Step inside Sydney S. Bird's 1930s electrical components factory in Enfield, a hive of activity full of well-oiled machines.
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Fascinating footage of the Sydney S. Bird & Sons factory in Enfield, which was a major producer of walkie-talkies, capacitors and condensers. The clip features close-ups of the spinning machinery in operation and hard-working employees on the factory floor. In the final shot, the camera pans across the facade of a modern-looking building, revealing the exterior views of the site on Great Cambridge Road.
This film is from the collection of Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive.