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A Little Liveliness in Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins
The reputation of Britain's students for high jinks and unprovoked revelry has deep roots - and the newsreels were happy to do their bit to cement the stereotypes. This is one of numerous items focusing on the spirited chaos that is the annual rag week - here it's the turn of Liverpool, but any university town could offer a similar spectacle. The film begins with a mock-solemn ceremony, before quickly descending - as these things will - to a messy free-for-all.
Liverpool Overhead Railway 1893-1956
Amateur film 1956 12 mins Location: Dingle
Riding around the city on the Dockers' Umbrella - the last days of an iconic local landmark.
Steel Scrap Drives in Bolton, Preston and Liverpool 1952
Non-Fiction 1952 12 mins Location: Bolton
Any old iron? The people of the North West contribute to the nationwide collection of scrap metal.
Liverpool Cities of Britain No. 2
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Location: Liverpool
A tour of Liverpool's sights with commentary by the then Lord Mayor
Drama 1967 3 mins Location: Liverpool
The Beatles' instant classic Penny Lane is colourfully conveyed by this 1960s short film, shot around Liverpool
Liverpool. India's New Viceroy
Non-Fiction 1931 1 mins Location: Liverpool
The Earl of Willingdon, India's new Viceroy, arrives in England from Canada with his wife in this newsreel item
Public wash-house Liverpool 1959
Documentary 1959 4 mins Location: Liverpool
A social club with washing tubs: take a tour of a 1950s Liverpool wash-house
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete