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Slum Clearance and Re-Housing By the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney (1935)

 

An official film on the need for public housing in Hackney and its provision.

 

The film documents slum clearing and re-housing

by the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, in 1935.

 

Initially concentrating on the conditions of the slums,

the film goes on to show the rejuvenation to the area

made by the new housing sites that were built

by Bethnal Green Housing Association.

 

YouTube > LondonsScreenArchive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYps3JvHzoY
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1EQVHER6x3-m1-y53So7w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Library

 

http://www.bl.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Library > Turning the pages

 

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Library > Images online

 

http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Library Net > Literature

 

http://www.britishlibrary.net/literature.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Library Net > History & politics resources

 

http://www.britishlibrary.net/history.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British newspapers history

 

British Library Online Newspaper Archive

 

http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London's Screen Archives        LSA

 

The LSA galleries are a great way

to get acquainted with our network's

historic film collections.

 

Each is a curated journey

through London's archive film,

with commentary, memories and historical context

to offer a glimpse into the capital's rich and varied past.

 

Regularly updated,

we are always looking

for new themes and places to explore.

https://www.londonsscreenarchives.org.uk/public/galleries.php

 

 

https://www.londonsscreenarchives.org.uk/public/galleries.php

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1EQVHER6x3-m1-y53So7w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic footage

from the British Pathé digital news archive

 

http://www.britishpathe.com/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/british-path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey        1674-1913

 

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts

detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published,

containing 197,745 criminal trials held

at London's central criminal court.

 

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sister publication

of the Old Bailey Proceedings,

the Ordinary’s Accounts,

containing biographies

of the prisoners executed at Tyburn,

were regularly published during the century

following the inception of the Old Bailey Proceedings.

 

They are a valuable source of information

about both elite attitudes towards criminality

and the lives, attitudes, and dying behaviour

of executed convicts.

 

This website includes all surviving accounts

relating to convicts tried

at regular sessions of the Old Bailey court

which were published

under the name of the Ordinary of Newgate.

 

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/Ordinarys-accounts.jsp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London parish records from 1538

 

You can research family records

going right back to the reign of Henry VIII.

 

With over 11 million entries,

the unique London Parish Records

are part of the London Historical Records collection.

 

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives.

 

Only available online at Ancestry.co.uk,

you can now research registers for Baptisms and Burials

from 1812 onwards, and marriages after 1754,

by forename, surname, locality and type of event.

 

You can browse earlier registers

as digital imaged databases.

 

http://landing.ancestry.co.uk/lma/default.aspx

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/may/26/history-archive-online-non-conformist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/
LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK / USA        John Bull and Uncle Sam :

Four centuries of British-American relations

 

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/british/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society Archives

 

http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/DServe/DServe.exe?dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Index.tcl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Archives

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC > On this day

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/default.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Archives

 

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/museum/

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/preservation/webarchive/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanover Historical Texts Project > primary texts

 

http://history.hanover.edu/project.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mass-Observation Archive

specialises in material

about everyday life in Britain.

 

It contains papers generated

by the original Mass-Observation

social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s),

and newer material collected continuously since 1981.

 

http://www.massobs.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK national statistics

 

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Ministers in history 

 

http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/page123.asp