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Soldiers show off a fine crop of sprouts, grown at the Army Service Corps depot at Osterley Park in Hounslow.
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent
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Hounslow’s Osterley Park stately home was used to train drivers for the Army Service Corps during the First World War, but here we see another use – growing vegetables on waste ground for soldiers’ meals. Men are shown hoeing land, before a rich crop of what appear to be sprouts is held up for the admiration of viewers.
Tessa Dunlop: 1916 on Film
Non-Fiction 1916 2 mins Silent Location: London
London schoolchildren wave their flags for the first official Empire Day, as soldiers parade in the playground.
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: London
Colonial recruits from Trinidad meet the Lord Mayor of London during WWI
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: Hayes Common
Excitable children in their Sunday finery gawp at cameras during the parade for London’s May Queen.
Non-Fiction 1916 2 mins Silent
Was this a lesson in how to shell out on frontline firepower?
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent
High milk prices during WWI drive mother and child onto the street in protest
Amateur film 1929 23 mins Silent Location: Osterley
There’s footage of the doomed R101 airship and of soldiers marching through Hounslow in this hotchpotch selection of amateur film from Osterley.
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.
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.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
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