Glimpse history through old images of Old Kent Road in London.
Old Kent Road is one of Birtain’s oldest roads, sitting on part of a route first established some 2,000 years ago. Obviously we don’t have images going back that far, but even a few decades ago the buildings along this famous street were very different to the ones today.
Old Kent Road in the 1970s
This silent footage from the 1970s includes a school, nearby road systems, many blocks of flats, and dozens of local independent shops.
There are also a lot of cars, vans and pedestrians throughout the five minutes of old film.
Old Kent Road (1970-1979) – British Pathé on YouTube