A screenshot from 'Hounslow's Green Strategy" (c) LSA

The London Screen Archives, managed by Film London offers some historic footage of London's parks and open spaces as well as other topics.

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.

Screenshot (c) Londonsscreenarchives.org.uk

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.

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