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During an unusually harsh winter, a frozen trawler arrives on the river Thames
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent
Britain's ninth coldest winter of the 20th Century (1963 tops the chart) is recorded here in the form of a series of shots of the hapless occupants of the trawler 'Warter Priory' attempting to scrape the snow off the deck and rigging by means of any tools to hand - mainly axes. It was filmed by the Thames, and Tower Bridge can be glimpsed in the distance.
London's Bridges on Film
Travelogue 2006 65 mins Location: Land's End
Startling colour photography of 1920s Britain imbues Claude Friese-Greene’s 1920s road trip around Britain.
Documentary 1964 13 mins Location: Waterloo Sta
This fascinating 60s tour catches London's South Bank in the middle of a cultural metamorphosis.
1961 14 mins Silent Location: Greenwich
Boys’ canoe trip on the Thames in London
Non-Fiction 1924 13 mins Silent Location: London
The Thames was alive with vessels of all shapes and sizes, testimony to the success of London as a busy Port, handling cargo and passenger ferries from around the world.
Amateur film 1933 8 mins Silent Location: Tower Hamlets
Whistle stop tour of the Thames' iconic locations, followed by crowds, eels and strongmen in the East End.
1931 5 mins Silent Location: Bermondsey
Scenes of thronging street life and market trading along Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey Street and Southwark Park Road.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.