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VIDEO: Watch MP and DJ open Camden adventure playground in 1963

PUBLISHED: 15:40 22 July 2015

Former Holborn and St Pancras MP Geoffrey Johnson-Smith at the opening of the Adventure Land playground in 1963. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

Former Holborn and St Pancras MP Geoffrey Johnson-Smith at the opening of the Adventure Land playground in 1963. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

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A historic video clip of Camden children racing down slides and playing on swings at the opening of an adventure playground in 1963 has been released on Youtube for the first time.

The opening of the playground near Arlington Road in Camden Town was attended by DJ David Jacobs and former Holborn and St Pancras MP Geoffrey Johnson-Smith.

The videos were uploaded by news agency Associated Press and newsreel archive Movietone on their Youtube accounts in the largest ever upload of historical footage on the website.

Watch more video clips on Movietone’s channel and on the Associated Press Archive channel.

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