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Clifton Suspension Bridge
A long panning shot taken from the Bristol's famous bridge
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent
This 270-degree panorama starts on Bristol's iconic suspension bridge - an engineering triumph designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The camera pans round, taking in views of the cliffs and the Avon gorge before returning to its point of origin. The movement is not entirely smooth but the view is more than enough to compensate for the film's flaws.
Cinemagazine 1920 2 mins Silent Location: Clifton
Bristol landmarks look both ancient and familiar when seen through the patina of time in this American cinemagazine.
Documentary 1951 18 mins Location: Bristol
How a thousand years of history have helped the West Country capital to emerge from the blitz as a modern city of art and industry.
Government sponsored film 1942 23 mins Location: Bristol
A behind the scenes look at civil defence work during and after a Luftwaffe bombing raid on Bristol during the Second World War.
Party political broadcast 1959 25 mins Location: Bristol
The Labour Party takes a heartfelt look at Bristol council’s social(ist) housing and education agenda, spinning a 'new story from an old city'.
Amateur film 1935 7 mins Silent Location: West Bridgford
A far cry from the slick political campaign film of today. Here's Ralph Assheton on his way to Westminster and the National Government of Ramsay MacDonald.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.