Glimpse the past through old images of Hyde Park, in the City of Westminster, London.
Hyde Park Corner 1896
Astonishing few seconds of film recorded at Hyde Park Corner in 1896.
Several horse drawn passenger vehicle trot past along with many other carriages on the busy road, and the streets are full of people.
There seems to be a figure in the middle of the busy road, possibly a traffic policeman, which would suggest those people waiting on the pavement are expecting him to stop the horse drawn vehicles so they can cross.
This film item was shown to Queen Victoria on 23rd November, 1896, at a ‘Command Performance’.
Given the title card comments, even by 1930 this was a valued glimpse of a disappeared world.
Hyde Park Corner 1896 (1896) – British Pathé on YouTube