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The Daily Round: The Story of Milk Production and DistributionThe Daily Round: The Story of Milk Production and Distribution
Promotional195422 mins Location: East Sussex
Indulge your nostalgia for the old-fashioned milk bottle with this Express Dairy promotional film from the 1950s.
Charity appeal20202 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Gripping glimpses of modern nursing - on the frontline at Guy’s Hospital.
Magazine and Review show19826 mins Location: Hamstall Ridware
The fight to save the village shop at Hamstall Ridware heightens as shoppers fall for the allure of the new fangled supermarket.
News19631 minsSilent Location: Totnes
How to train your dog
Amateur film195310 minsSilent Location: Spalding
With a Tulip Queen and acres of brilliant bright flowers to see tourists clog the roads of Spalding in search of a perfect field of blooms.
Non-Fiction19625 mins Location: Wellingborough
10,000 people from London to move to Wellingborough, a Northamptonshire town of 30,000, and no plans for any entertainment facilities.
Animation & Artists Moving Image201813 mins
A post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers forced to confront the animals quarantined in a facility built above their burrow.
Documentary198526 mins Location: Keresley
"Kiss me goodnight Arthur Scargill but Maggie you are no sister to me." Keresley: a colliery and a pit village but, with a strike on, which side are you on?
Non-Fiction19743 mins Location: Gloucester
Gloucester's answer to Evel Knievel may not be able to afford a motorbike but he won't let that deter him...
Pete and Dud prove to be stout football fans in this Guinness commercial recalling a great sporting moment - however fleeting.
Amateur film194910 minsSilent Location: Talyllyn Railway
The engine ‘Dolgoch’ bumps and bounces its coaches – and two teapots - along the line from Tywyn Wharf Station to Abergynolwyn, before its closure in 1950.
Amateur film19459 minsSilent Location: Newport/Casnewydd
Beautifully presented production from The Newport and District Amateur Film Society which gives a real flavour of city celebrations on Victory in Europe Day (8th May 1945).
News19725 mins Location: Wednesbury
Tasting the plain, good 'fittle' of the Black Country - just remember to pull the hairs out of those pork scratchings.
Non-Fiction194540 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull
After nearly six years at war the people of Hull show their relief and joy through dancing, children’s parties and other celebrations seen here breaking out all across the city.
News19571 minsSilent Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
News19766 mins Location: Papplewick
With brass polished and a good head of steam Papplewick's pumping station is a lasting legacy to Mariott Ogle Tarbotton.