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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
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
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
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Home movie 1960 5 mins Location: Haverfordwest/Hwlffordd
Moo, mart, marriage and spring blooms – it’s all happening in Pembrokeshire.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
A Stroll across the Severn Bridge
Home movie 1975 3 mins Location: Severn Road Bridge
Mrs Joan Elizabeth Jones and her daughter Miriam put their best feet forward and cross the bridge, a scooter taking them by surprise.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.