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A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
There is something comfortingly familiar about the way these Victorian children are playing on the beach. It's a carefree summer's day, with the only things to worry about garments unrolling and getting wet. A pier in the background suggests this might be one of a number of films shot by Arthur Cheetham in Rhyl, north Wales.
The Victorian Street
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Preston
Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Saint George's Hall
Bradford boys wait eagerly for the picture show at the famous St George's Hall.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.