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Roll up, the fair's in town - even with a war on.
Non-Fiction 1915 3 mins Silent
Roll up, roll up! For generations of North Devonians, September has meant the fun of Barnstaple's annual fair. Among the oldest in Britain and still taking place today, it was one of few to persist through the Great War. That's perhaps why the editors of Gaumont Graphic, one of three major newsreels of the day, saw fit to dispatch a cameraman to film (in wet weather) scenes connected to its opening - starring the town's mayor, some prize cows and a dizzying carousel.
Current affairs 1968 5 mins Location: Barnstaple
Children of a Devon primary school try to explain what happens on All Hallows Eve.
Non-Fiction 1926 5 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
Join the crowds in Barnstaple for fairground attractions
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
A 'phantom ride' along a fondly remembered Devon railway, crossing the distinctive Taw Bridge into Barnstaple on the way to Ilfracombe
Sport 1980 0 mins Location: Barnstaple
Barnstaple in pre-season friendly against Exeter City
Building and Launch of the "Crepath" at Barnstaple Building and Launch of the "Crepath" at Barnstaple
Non-Fiction 1918 5 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
Barnstaple's experimental concrete-hulled ship gets a visit from a jolly Italian admiral.
News 1979 2 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
Heavy snow fall in Barnstaple during the Winter of Discontent
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