"The Work of Local Authorities (1943)"
The British Council has just released an archive of 120 short public information films from the 1940s which you can watch online. They recreate another age - although I have to keep reminding myself that this was what life was like for my parents when I was born.
This film explains local government, at a time when Councils controlled far more services than they do now. That really was localism.
See if you can spot the shots of Kingston's Ancient Market and the Guildhall, when the current building was only a few years old.
Thanks to Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice for unearthing this gem.