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Cricket: Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Cricket in the sunshine as Worcestershire take on Yorkshire at New Road.
Amateur film 1955 6 mins Silent
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Idyllic scenes for the cricket fan: a three day county championship match at New Road in Worcester bathed in sunshine. The visitors are Yorkshire (look out for a youthful looking Fred Trueman). Highlights of the first day include a double century for Yorkshire's Willie Watson. It's a hard target to chase as the home side take to the field led by openers Don Kenyon and Laddie Outschoorn. There are slim pickings too for the youthful autograph hunters at the end of the day's play.
Yorkshire won the three day match by nine wickets. The filmmaker was Frank Dale from Leominster.
The County Game
Lancashire XI Cricket Team
Sport 1923 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Meet the team - a close encounter with some of the great characters of Lancashire cricket.
Notts V. Yorks., Glos., Derby., Leics., 1933
Amateur film 1933 9 mins Silent
Amateur film of play during four 1933 county championship matches at Trent Bridge
Somerset CCC v Lancashire CCC in the Gillette Cup
Sport 1971 4 mins Location: Taunton
Somerset is knocked out as Lancashire reaches target
Yorks Draw with Surrey
Sport 1922 0 mins Silent Location: Oval, The
Surrey play Yorkshire at the Oval as the 1922 County Championship nears its conclusion.
The Carlsberg Hampshire Cricket Challenge, Hackwood Park
Amateur film 1991 4 mins Silent Location: Hackwood Park
Johnners' plays umpire as Hampshire's cricketers - past and present - meet at Hackwood Park for the 1991 Carlsberg Cricket Challenge
Sussex V Kent County Cricket Match
Sport 1913 10 mins Silent
Large crowds gather for cricket week at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground, as Kent take on Sussex and Nottinghamshire.
Beer: VJ Day
Home movie 1945 2 mins Silent Location: Worcester
Spontaneous celebrations on the streets of Worcester as the end of the Second World War is declared.
Elgar and Shaw 1929-32
Amateur film 1929 4 mins Silent Location: Steyning
Wonderfully candid vignettes of Edward Elgar in this amateur film from George Bernard Shaw's collection
News 1974 5 mins Location: Worcester
A master craftsman in willow: Duncan Fearnley explains the intricacies of making his championship winning cricket bats.
Worcester CC v West Indies at Worcester
Amateur film 1957 4 mins Silent Location: Worcester
A big day at New Road as the 1957 West Indies cricket team prepare to play home side Worcester.
New Zealand Cricket Team
News 1965 4 mins Location: Worcester
Worcester, riding high as England's cricket county champions, prepare to face the 'unfashionable' Kiwis.
East of the Malverns
Documentary 1957 14 mins Silent Location: Worcester
Scenic route through the Vale of Evesham, Worcester and Great Malvern, with a detour to a lost masterpiece of outsider art.
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
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past
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