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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.
British Library > Turning the pages
British Library > Images online
British Library Net > Literature
British Library Net > History & politics resources
British newspapers history
British Library Online Newspaper Archive
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.
we are always looking
for new themes
and places to explore.
from the British Pathé digital news archive
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.
A sister publication
of the Old Bailey Proceedings,
the Ordinary’s Accounts,
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.
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.
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.
with London Metropolitan Archives.
Only available online
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.
London Metropolitan Archives
UK / USA John Bull and Uncle Sam :
Four centuries of British-American relations
Royal Society Archives
The Guardian > Archives
BBC > On this day
The National Archives
Hanover Historical Texts Project > primary texts
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.
UK national statistics