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Cycling Proficiency Scheme: Father and Son
"Dad... I want a bike!” Fun animated campaign aimed at 50s parents and their over-eager offspring.
Advert 1959 1 mins
This simple line animation by top British team Halas and Batchelor extols the virtues of the National Cycling Proficiency scheme, launched by the Government in 1958 after being introduced locally in 1947. Parents are warned not to let their child become another casualty statistic, a message that rings ever more true on today's increasingly congested roads.
Animation Goes to Work
Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins
Who needs to talk to strangers when you're the only one who can understand the garbled mewling of your best buddy cat, Charley?
In the Kitchen
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 1 mins
If you can't stand the heat, Charley, get out of the kitchen and spread your message
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1957 13 mins
An animated tale with a Lutheran message that's equal parts Christmas spirit and good old-fashioned guilt
Stagger Working Hours: Cattle
Advert 1959 mins
Official government permission to stagger into work late. Hurrah!
Willie Does His Stuff
Advert 1948 4 mins
White elephant Willie becomes a volunteer collector for the National Savings scheme in this Technicolor animation
Drink Drive Office Party Cartoon
Advert 1964 1 mins
Quirky photo-montage film warning of the perils of drink driving.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.