Title ID 10096Collection ID1364
Title[London Tourist Scenes; Bromley Home and Garden]
Date[ca. 1976]
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsDomestic Gardens Rivers Aircraft Airports Boats Children Clothing Dance Everyday Life Family Games Shops Summer Urban Areas Women
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionTony Mitchell
CameraTony Mitchell
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration10 min. 31 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The film opens with views of London that include HMS Belfast moored opposite the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Greenwich. Panoramic views of the city show the docks and wharves of East London. The second half of the film shows a family relaxing and playing in a garden in Bromley, possibly in the heat wave of 1976.


The film begins in London where HMS Belfast is moored opposite the Tower of London. Passing through Tower Bridge down river to Greenwich with panoramic views of the city. At Heathrow Concorde takes off from a runway along with other commercial aircraft. Family domestic scenes follow. A group of children of different ages in a garden play ball games. The boys wear flared trousers. Various family members sit under a parasol in the garden. A young girl performs a ballet dance wearing a Giselle style blue dress in the garden. A woman in a bikini top applies bite cream (?) to another woman's skin; then holds up a small radish. An older man works on the boy's bicycle. The woman then finds the radish in a suitcase. On a shopping street the camera follows a man in flares as he walks down the street, past Francis of Hayes and Bromley Motor Caravans shop then next door to Deeco Cash and Carry store. Another man wheels boxed up washing machines out of the shop.


a still from [London Tourist Scenes; Bromley Home and Garden] (1976)a still from [London Tourist Scenes; Bromley Home and Garden] (1976)