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Another Day, A Symphony of London Life
London portrait becomes a love story
Travelogue 1939 20 mins
A portrait of London gets distracted by a shaggy dog story of romance, with some great scenes of Covent Garden and Piccadilly
Is city living a dog’s life? You can’t help but notice that this day-in-the-life portrait of the nation’s capital gets a little distracted along the way. The insight into travel, trade and traffic, with some great scenes at Covent Garden and in the Underground at Piccadilly, sit alongside the burgeoning love story of two courting canines and their well-to-do owners.
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
St Faith's go to Kew for tea
Amateur film 1936 20 mins Location: Brentford
Enjoy a nostalgic trip down river with members of the St Faith community - with tea at Kew, feeding penguins at London Zoo and lots of chatter - all in sign language!
About Britain - Second Edition
Amateur film 1965 12 mins Location: London
Join the Clague family as they zoom up an empty M1 to Stratford upon Avon, Long Itchington and Coventry - a city reborn after its 1940 destruction
1949 Home Events - London
Amateur film 1949 3 mins Location: London
An amazing film from 1949 that shows the colour returning to London's cheeks after six years of war - with Grenadier Guards, London Buses and the inevitable bombsites
Scenes of 1930s London
Amateur film 1930 2 mins Location: London
Enjoy this atmospheric look at London in the 1930s - with a bustling river scene, busy streets, a boating lady and a Royal occasion
City of London
Amateur film 1947 12 mins Location: London
Join these City workers as they return to work amid the ruins of post-war London - with views of St Paul’s and a rooftop distribution of parcels
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.