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Bank holiday fun on Hampstead Heath with a traditional carousel
Non-Fiction 1896 1 mins Silent
This early film serves up a brief shot of a fairground carousel with horses as it begins to speed up. Children watching divide their attention between the roundabout and the camera. RW Paul is a possible source for this film, according to an entry in the contemporary Magic Lantern Annual.
Interest film 1929 3 mins Silent Location: Hampstead
Wild rides, fortune-telling gypsies and a Pearly dog all contribute to the delights and atmosphere of this nostalgic 1929 Bank Holiday film set on Hampstead Heath
Amateur film 1927 16 mins Silent Location: Tring
Several funfairs and agricultural shows feature in this amateur film, as well as a hop-picking excursion to Kent
Non-Fiction 1914 6 mins Silent Location: Westminster
A revealing tour of London's notable buildings - some now lost for ever - which uncovers their intriguing histories.
Fantasy 1948 39 mins Location: Hampstead
An escaped murderer faces the vengeful spirit of the woman he killed in this 'psychic mystery' British B-movie.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.