Muswell Hill; the first Hollywood? (1898 – 1906)
Robert W. Paul (3 October 1869 — 28 March 1943) was a British electrician, scientific instrument maker and early pioneer of British film. In 1898 he designed and constructed Britain’s first film studio in Muswell Hill. Four short films shot in the area. Felix Cecconi.
Lord Mayor Opens New Hospital Supply Depot 1914-1918
Lord Mayor walking along with two military officers, inspecting a line of soldiers who stand to attention with rifles in a residential street (looks like Queen’s Avenue).British Pathé.
Canine Beauties, Alexandra Palace (1927)
North London goes to the dogs, as Alexandra Palace hosts a dog show for Ladies Kennel Association Members. ProRes digital file Black & White Mute.
BFI National Archive
Television Comes to Alexandra Palace (1938)
Newsreel footage of the preparations for the first television broadcast from Alexandra Palace in 1938. Hornsey Historical Society. (c) BRITISH PATHÉ, MOVING IMAGES
Demolition of Muswell Hill Railway Station (c.1965)
Amateur film of the demolition of Muswell Hill Railway Station. 16mm film Colour Silent. Bruce Castle Museum.
Tony Kaye compilation including a carnival event at Alexandra Palace, 1979
Standard 8mm film Colour Silent. Vestry House Museum.
Additional material available commercially from third parties.
Our Northern Heights (1850-1939)
Much acclaimed first documentary written and directed by Andy Attenburrow. The film tells the story of Hornsey, Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End through the years 1850 to 1939. Format: DVD. Duration: 68 minutes. KLA Film & Video Communication for HHS. Price: £12.00 + £1.50 p&p
A Palace for the People
The Story of Alexandra Palace and Park. Originally made as a video by local company KLA using all major archive sources, with special help from Hornsey Historical Society. Format: DVD. Duration: 85 minutes. KLA Film & Video Communication. Price: £14.99 + £1.50 p&p
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