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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Woolwich - The Prince Mobbed!
Hat-waving, barely controlled crowds surge around the Prince of Wales as he pops into Beresford Square market in Woolwich.
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent
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The Prince of Wales picks his way through a massive mob of south Londoners during his royal visit to the ancient market at Beresford Square, Woolwich. The future king looks almost unnerved by = the attention, before he makes his escape by car, with nice shots of market stalls as the royal limo follows mounted police out the area.
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