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Aberaman Original Silver Band in action, and a group of men play-acting for the camera with false beard, bird cage and washing dolly!
Home movie 1939 4 mins Silent
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This title starts off with sensible footage of Aberaman Original Silver Band in action at an event on a sunny day but quickly descends into farce as a group of men play-act for the camera, their theatrical pranks involving cards, a false beard, absurd drinking vessels, a bird cage and a washing dolly. Arthur Bucknall Andrews, known as Archie, is behind the camera, an Aberaman pharmacist and optician with premises at 218 Cardiff Road (still a pharmacy today).
WTF - A Box of Odd
Hints and Hobbies No.11
Cinemagazine 1926 14 mins Silent
Jiu-jitsu for ladies, how to get ink off a white apron and other life essentials courtesy of the 'Hints and Hobbies' team.
Woolco Toilet Roll Race
News 1978 3 mins Location: Newtownards
Shoppers clear the aisles, as Ulster Television’s toilet roll racers get ready for action.
Hot Water and Vegetabuel
Comedy 1928 9 mins
"Don't be cruel to a vegetabuel": delightful pair of music hall numbers from the eccentric writer of Jollity Farm.
Party Dish by X. Marcel Boulestin
1936 9 mins Silent
Guests to impress? Celebrity chef Marcel Boulestin out a quick veal escalope with the aid of a shiny new gas cooker.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1964 16 mins
Meet a very beautiful, very clever girl who adores peaches in Michael Gill's BFI-funded fantasy short.
Eve and Everybody's Film Review 362
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1928 15 mins Silent
From fashion and slimming tips to a jazz age night out in London - just some of the diverting items in this cinemagazine
Street teas - Aberaman, after 1939-45 war
Home movie 1945 10 mins Silent Location: Aberaman
The war is over so out come the cake and ale, the smiles and ‘V’ signs, and the effigy of Hitler that, tied to a lamppost, is for burning when night falls.
Welsh Coal Strike Scenes at Aberaman
Non-Fiction 1910 5 mins Silent Location: Aberaman
Beautifully-photographed scenes of industrial beauty, bleakness and jollity in Aberaman, in the Rhondda, South Wales.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.
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