To mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the 32 London boroughs, London's Screen Archives, has put together a gallery of six films, each illustrating a key part of the boroughs’ 50 year journey.
The films' subjects are as diverse as road safety, royal visits and the relationship between the boroughs and the Greater London Council (GLC). One looks at the new Borough of Hounslow in the 1960s and one considers the future for Haringey in 1974, but both take time to place their area in a rich historic context as a starting point. And finally, a film that tackles the pan-London perennial problem, seen here from the 1960s, of how to provide decent homes for everyone.
Find more great vintage film footage at www.londonsscreenarchives.org.uk