South West Silents Playlist

South West Silents aims to celebrate the history of cinema and share their passion for silent film with the wider cinema-going audience by producing eye opening silent film events not only in the South West of England but in the United Kingdom.

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View from an Engine Front - BarnstapleView from an Engine Front - Barnstaple

Non-Fiction18982 minsSilent Location: Barnstaple

A 'phantom ride' along a fondly remembered Devon railway, crossing the distinctive Taw Bridge into Barnstaple on the way to Ilfracombe

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Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)

Non-Fiction19029 minsSilent Location: Portishead

A fine variety of views of the Avon gorge taken from various positions downstream from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Plymouth's Pram Derby 1923Plymouth's Pram Derby 1923

Non-Fiction19233 minsSilent Location: Plymouth

Get that Kruschen Feeling! Pram race to fundraise for the Palace Theatre

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Coves & CavesCoves & Caves

Travelogue192012 minsSilent Location: Porth

Eden before the Project: a magical, whimsical travelogue of Cornish beauty spots.

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Lynton and LynmouthLynton and Lynmouth

192112 minsSilent Location: Lynton

Could these holidaymakers have imagined the violent potential of an idyllic Devon landscape?

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Where the Cheese Comes FromWhere the Cheese Comes From

Travelogue192612 minsSilent Location: Glastonbury

Blessed are the cheesemakers of Somerset in this tour of Cheddar and nearby Glastonbury.

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Barnstaple Fair in the 1920sBarnstaple Fair in the 1920s

Amateur film19265 minsSilent Location: Barnstaple

Join the crowds in Barnstaple for fairground attractions

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Flying boats visit PlymouthFlying boats visit Plymouth

Amateur film19275 minsSilent Location: Plymouth

Plymouth Sound serves as an aquatic airport for the RAF Far East Flight and its four Supermarine seaplanes en route to Australia and Singapore.

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The Cornish RivieraThe Cornish Riviera

Travelogue19165 minsSilent Location: Polperro

Sail away to a bygone Cornwall in this wistful coastal travelogue