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The Osterley Film Studios, Hounslow (1929-1945)

There’s footage of the doomed R101 airship and of soldiers marching through Hounslow in this hotchpotch selection of amateur film from Osterley.

Amateur film 1929 23 mins Silent

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Oliver Kimberley, a Fleet Street printer, christens himself “Revilo” and his home the Osterley Film Studios, in this home movie spanning 15 years. It begins in domestic bliss with children playing, before ending at the close of WWII, with soldiers marching down Hounslow High Street on a victory parade. Also has footage – some from newsreels - of the ill-fated R101 blimp before it crashed in 1930, a car getting stopped by police in central London and a couple on a rocking horse.