This film is part of Free

Worthy Inheritance

This passionate portrayal of East Ham performs a fastidious examination of the architectural delights the area has to offer, both old and new.

Documentary 1968 10 mins Silent

From the collection of:

Logo for London's Screen Archives


This amateur documentary opens with a snapshot of East Ham in the form of the various structures and buildings of the area - parking lots and shopping centres, antique houses, church spires. The film offers a montage of various disparate architectural delights, from colossal modern structures to rural chapels immersed in a sea of fields. The buildings' history is delivered through archive photographs, plus an inside look at some of the structures on display.

This film is from the collection of Newham Local History Resource Centre, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.