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Charley in New Town
Charley says (no, not that one) that Britain’s new towns are great
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1948 8 mins
Meet Charley, your jovial cartoon guide to Britain’s changing towns and cities. Interestingly, the New Towns Act of 1946 is not explicitly mentioned in this film, with the recommendations presented as if they had been conjured up by a popular movement. Halas & Batchelor worked with the Central Office of Information on seven Charley films which communicated many of the landmark policies of the post-war Labour Government.
Caterpillar Tractors Pull Gun Carriages
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent
New Zealand artillery troops might not have to pull their big guns, but they are in for a bumpy ride
Preston North End Football Club at Deepdale
1916 8 mins Silent
Preston North End play Liverpool (probably) in a regional football competition during WWI.
Cats on the Hearth
Public Information Filler 1957 9 mins
Lovers of cute cats will lap up this RSPCA film, about how to make friends with your feline
Rover Makes Good
Children's 1952 16 mins Location: Callington
A rascally sheepdog redeems himself when he goes to the rescue of two children trapped in an old Cornish tin mine
The History of Grease
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1982 6 mins
Grease is the word in this comic sponsored short for lubricant products that is literally filled with monkey business
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.