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Cheers Echo Round the Land!
Hats off to the huge crowds that turn out for the opening day of the football season at Arsenal and Chelsea.
Non-Fiction 1925 2 mins Silent
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London welcomes the football season with exuberant hat-waving. First it’s Chelsea vs Bradford in the Second Division at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won 2-0 and the camera captures a goal, as well as one hilarious miss-kick. Next it’s Highbury where Arsenal face Spurs in front of 53,000 – including a couple of women (or “more women fans than ever”, as the enthusiastic caption writer puts it). Spurs won 1-0 but the focus is Arsenal’s big money (“Ј100 a goal”) star Charlie Buchan.
Football on Film
George Best at 21
News 1968 7 mins Location: Belfast
Flush on wages of £160 per week, George Best ponders money in the game, the pressures of fame and his footballing future.
Cumbria Local Newsreel Compilation
Non-Fiction 1911 13 mins Silent Location: Workington
A fascinating compilation of local topical footage from Workington.
International Association Match. England v. Wales. Played at Wrexham, March 11th, 1912
Non-Fiction 1912 5 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
Action shots of the great Billy Meredith, the ‘Prince of Wingers’, the legendary soccer star who played for Manchester City, Manchester United and Wales.
Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City
Sport 1976 5 mins Location: Plymouth
Argyle's Mariner scores in front of Bobby Robson
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent Location: Shepherd's Bush
Professional footballers answer the call of duty and get in training; many would go on to fight in the Battle of the Somme.
Newsview Young World: Day in the Life of Sunderland AFC Manager George Hardwick
News 1964 5 mins Location: Sunderland
A day in the life of stylish “Gentleman George” Hardwick, the new manager of Sunderland Football Club.
Hammersmith and Fulham
Your Hospital, Ravenscourt Park
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1977 19 mins Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
Professional publicity film for West London’s Royal Masonic Hospital emphasising its history, modern facilities and concern for patient care.
Royal Masonic Hospital, Ravenscourt Park
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1966 28 mins Silent Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
Silent colour footage of the Royal Masonic Hospital in Ravenscourt Park.
Royal Masonic Hospital, Ravenscourt Park
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1970 23 mins Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
Fundraising film showing the inner workings of the Royal Masonic Hospital, from the gardeners to the consultants.
Dogs of High Degree
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
Pekingese and daschunds – as well as a tiny puppy – are shown cavorting happily at this dog show in West London.
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
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