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British Rail - Introducing Awayday
Take a trip with off-peak away day travel.
Advert 1972 1 mins
See the sights and travel the country with British Rail’s Away Day off-peak travel offers. Find a sunny spot by the sea or visit that museum you always wanted to. British Rail’s away day ticket offers were designed to fill the off-peak trains in the days when many off-peak services travelled with very few seats filled. A bright and fun series of adverts ran throughout the 1970s on this theme.
The Open Road
Advert 1926 10 mins Silent Location: York
There's no need to renew your socks with the Trojan Utility Car - you simply can't afford not to have one!
Advert 1969 1 mins
Travel to the Great Fair of London – with great fares on offer.
Advert 1934 16 mins Location: London
Romance blossoms over a discussion of fluid flywheels in this cinema ad for BSA cars, directed by Zoltan Korda.
Advert 1975 21 mins Location: Southampton
Enjoy this kaleidoscope of images taken aboard the MS Vistafjord - for an exclusive holiday cruise setting sail from Southampton
Advert 1933 11 mins Silent
Through the medium of poetry and music this 1930s advertising film shows there’s an Austin motor car for every aspect of life.
Advert 1965 1 mins
Family fun at Butlin’s with nothing extra to pay.
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.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.