Sutton showcases filming heritage 4.05.10
One of the oldest films showing what life was like in Sutton has been added to an online archive of London's filming history.
The film of a wedding in Belmont during the Great Depression has been included in the 'London Recut' website.
The wedding was one of three films from Sutton Council's archives to be included, the others being the 1952 Carshalton Carnival and a Boys Brigade sports day held in 1949.
The website aims to give users a feel of London's cultural heritage and the opportunity to enter a competition to create new movies by combining their own films with the archive footage.
Archive Manager at Sutton Council, Kath Shawcross, said: "This is a great chance for people to use our archive footage to make their own unique film about Sutton and London.
"By digitising this footage, we are ensuring that future generations will be able to get a real insight into what Sutton was like more than 60 years ago."
The winner of the film competition will have their movie shown at the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival.
Sutton's archive contains over 200 moving image items dating back as early as 1930.
You can view the films at http://www.londonrecut.co.uk
If you have a film or picture that you would like to loan or donate to the council archives please contact Kath Shawcross on 020 8770 4745.
Last updated: Monday, 07 June 2010