Some are silent, but more modern ones include soundtracks, some with commentary which was once acceptable, but could cause offence today; watch this 1954 movie called Green Islands.
Times and society change, as does the way we manage our parks and public spaces. Promoting parks is something council’s have done for a long time. This 20 minute film, Hounslow’s Green Strategy, features the voice of a young Alan Titchmarsh, and was produced in 1998.
The coronavirus outbreak has reminded us how important these green spaces are to our health and wellbeing. If you want a recap, see our Parks Magic pages.