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Archives Matter video - behind the scenes at a place of deposit - London Metropolitan Archives

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Discover what happens when an archive is deposited at a record office, how archive material is used, and look behind the scenes at London Metropolitan Archives, in this special video.

This short film explores public records kept at London Metropolitan Archives, explaining how the Archives comes to hold certain records, why those records are held in the first place; and how historic archives can help with future planning and decision making.

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London Metropolitan Archives is the UK's largest county record office and is the principal local government repository for Greater London and City of London. It is home to thousands of documents, maps, plans and photographs relating to life in bygone London and surrounding areas.

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