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Cheltenham Mods and Rockers
Is Cheltenham really "a place to pass the time before you pass out?" Is a lack of facilities causing tensions between mods and rockers who should be out enjoying the countryside?
Non-Fiction 1965 10 mins
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ATV Today reporter David Lloyd ventures into a rocker cafe to find out what caused the punch ups between the 'greasers' and their sworn rivals the mods. He then talks to some local 'faces' about the mod set-up. Rockers kicking over a mod scooter is one thing, but when the local policeman shows the weapons seized it all becomes much more serious. Into this tense atmosphere come the Rolling Stones seen briefly in their limousine heading towards a concert at the local Odeon.
Good Strong Coffee
Advert 1968 2 mins Silent
Far-out guys and groovy gals drop doses of good strong coffee in this psychedelic 1968 ad for the hot black stuff.
Manchester Spiritualists Procession (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Exponents of Britain's newest religion don their Sunday best for a parade through Edwardian Manchester.
Iroquois Rain Dance
News 1984 4 mins Location: Burrator Reservoir
Iroquois Earth Songs connect businessman to nature
Tribe of the Sun
Documentary 1972 24 mins
The ill-fated dreams of Sid Rawls’ band of ‘ultra hippies’ attempting a self-sufficient communal life on John Lennon’s ‘Beatle Island’.
First Purpose-built Traveller's Site in Britain
News 1975 2 mins Location: Wisbech
Does staying on a permanent site interfere with travellers' traditions? Travellers who live in caravans on a site in Wisbech speak to Anglia TV
Truro Carnival Week
News 1932 4 mins Silent Location: Truro
Trurorians enjoy street carnival celebrations
News 1977 3 mins Location: Cheltenham
The Cheltenham grocers where time stood still.
Tanatside Pony Club - Cheltenham and Maesmawr Hall - 1966
School programme and Educational film 1966 11 mins Silent Location: Maesmawr Hall
The Tanatside Pony Club’s mounted games team practise in b&w at the Trant farm Maesmawr Hall, Welshpool, and compete in colour at Cheltenham.
Cheltenham Ladies' College
Documentary 1953 38 mins Location: Cheltenham
A typical term at the Cheltenham Ladies' College, as filmed by members of staff.
Flower Power Interview
News 1967 2 mins Location: Cheltenham
Psychedelic freakouts in Cheltenham?
Travelogue 1930 9 mins Silent Location: Cheddar Gorge
A stencil-coloured journey through gorgeous gorges, picturesque villages and spa town pomp in this West Country travelogue made circa 1930.
Wheel in Britain
Documentary 1953 27 mins Location: London
Speeding round Britain by bike: taking in the scenery in a 1,600-mile competitive tour.
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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