There will be a rare opportunity to look back at how an area of East London has evolved and life in post-war Britain when archive films are shown for the first time in many years next week.

Chingford Historical Society, in association with Acorn Films, will be broadcasting the Chingford Newsreels from the 1950s to the 1970s on Thursday, December 10 at 7pm.

The clips from the local film club, which has been recording events in Chingford since shortly after the Second World War, are being aired for the first time in full in more than 30 years.

Acorn Films producer David Piggott, 70, who has been part of the club since 1956, will give a brief history on Acorn Films and introduce the newsreels.

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Gary Stone, from Chingford Historical Society, said: “We are pleased that Acorn Films permitted us to air these nostalgic films for the wider public to enjoy for the first time in many years. They are a record of the changing times of a local suburb and British life in post-war Britain."

Acorn Films have chronicled Chingford from an Essex village to a London suburb. Tim Emblem-English has been Acorn Films' video editor for many years and the compilation includes a taste of the different decades.

The footage includes the telephone exchange with people pulling out the plugs. He even shows celebrities, like Doctor Who when he came to the town in the 1970s. Other items include steam trains, local events and celebrations.

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The films will be shown online and limited tickets are available via Simply search Chingford Historical Society.

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