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A sophisticated bookish blonde proves to be a murderer’s nemesis in this atmospheric thriller-with-a-twist from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1979 7 mins
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This thriller starts with an off-screen bank robbery and murder followed by a man walking through streets and woods wearing distinctive shoes. A newsagent's poster reads 'Bank Murder' and the story also appears in the Stop Press. The killer enters a train compartment occupied by a blonde woman reading a book. He hands her a threatening note. She, however, manages to remove the killer’s gun from his pocket. The title of her book is revealed to be The Gunman and the Pickpocket.
Birthday For Peter
Amateur film 1958 9 mins Silent Location: Sevenoaks
Peter’s birthday is one his suffering parents would rather forget in this harrowing film from the Sevenoaks Cine Society
The Broken Swastika
Amateur film 1932 13 mins Silent Location: Bournemouth
In this bizarre 1932 short film produced by the Bournemouth Cine Society, a swastika pendant becomes a plot device in a kidnapping drama.
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
Catapult-wielding democrats take on wader-wearing fascists in this ‘Plas Newydd’ drama filmed by the Marquis of Anglesey.
A Pocketful of Fear
Amateur film 1963 11 mins Silent Location: West Boldon
Buckle up for some asphalt angst on a tense 1960s road trip on and off the A19.
It Happened Thus
Amateur film 1937 13 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A valuable necklace is stolen – but where is the thief?
Amateur film 1959 8 mins Location: Surrey
There are echoes of Fritz Lang in this short film about a shadowy figure following a child through woodland - but what is his true purpose?
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Journey back to the 50s where the boys of Eastbourne College enjoy a jolly good time square bashing, parading, playing rugby and athletics, rowing on the River Ouse and touring.
A Visit to Heathrow Airport, Eastbourne and the Devil's Dyke
Amateur film 1964 9 mins Silent Location: Heathrow Airport London
Heathrow is buzzing in Ted Diamond's nostalgia-fest filmed on the terraces of the Queen's Building - featuring long gone airlines, aircraft and car parks
Life in Miniature
Amateur film 1969 7 mins Location: New Romney
Budding film director Anthony Armstrong, aged 10, presents a delightful film about things on a smaller scale like locomotives, trams and the tiny town of Bekonscot.
Amateur film 1935 5 mins Silent Location: Saltburn-By-The-Sea
A gallivant around some English coastal resorts with a bunch of 1930s cine clubbers from the North East.
Woodcroft Hall Women's Fellowship Outing
Amateur film 1961 26 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
You too can see the Eastbourne sights courtesy of this 1961 amateur film
Holiday in May
Amateur film 1952 17 mins Silent Location: St Leonards
Join the Youngs as they tour a number of historic coastal towns and resorts during a May holiday in the early fifties
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
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