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Didums Diddles the P'liceman
A budding mini-suffragette is determined to turn a local policeman into the butt of her jokes.
Comedy 1912 6 mins Silent
The knee-slapping mini-minx in this film doesn't much care about votes for women. All she has taken from the women's suffrage movement is that policemen are fair game. At this time the Women's Social and Political Union was advocating "deeds not words" in the cause of women' suffrage, with even the prime minister not safe from physical attack. Such events were perfect fuel for the budding British film industry to ignore the serious issues and turn the lot into a slapstick chase comedy.
The Clarendon Film Company turned out at least a dozen Didums comedies presided over by the studio's house director Wilfred Noy between 1910 and 1912, all following the same 'naughty little child' template.
Suffragettes on Film
Miss Davison's Funeral
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent Location: Bloomsbury
The funeral procession of suffragette Emily Davison - fatally injured at the Epsom Derby - passes through London to her final resting place in Morpeth.
Bolton Election Result
Non-Fiction 1912 1 mins Silent Location: Bolton
Women's Suffrage campaigners make their mark in a key by-election
Comedy 1911 7 mins Silent
Irrepressible sister act Tilly and Sally throw a party - of sorts - in this chaotic comedy caper.
Women's March through London
Non-Fiction 1915 2 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
"Three cheers to our gallant soldiers", proclaim suffragette marchers as they rally to show their willingness to help the war effort.
Scenes from Suffragette Demonstration at Newcastle
Non-Fiction 1909 1 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Supporters of the Women's Social and Political Union campaign in the North East.
Will There Be Women MPs?
Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Silent Location: London
The leading organisation fighting for women's suffrage changes tack, as Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst launch the Women's Party.
Ramsgate's Odeon and the demolition of a Herne Bay cinema
Amateur film 1985 8 mins Location: Ramsgate
Watch in horror as two of Kent's Art Deco cinemas await their terrible fate at the hands of developers
A Village in West Sussex: Slinfold.
Amateur film 1980 7 mins Location: Slinfold
Reg Charman's Sussex burr is the perfect accompaniment to this charming film about the village of Slinfold - complete with old railway lines, a church, a pub and a caravan site
Morris Dancers invade Horsham
Amateur film 1989 4 mins Location: Horsham
Gangs of bearded men in smocks vie with women in clogs as rival teams dance their way through the quiet streets of Horsham in this Morris Dancing extravaganza from 1989
Amateur film 1980 6 mins Location: Crawley
Crawley is the venue for a great gathering of buses and coaches to celebrate a half-century of Green Line services in this memorable film from Beryl Armstrong
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
A Visit to Arundel Castle
Amateur film 1972 9 mins Location: Arundel
Join the Greenyers as they spend an enjoyable day at Arundel Castle - walking about the gardens and viewing the surrounding countryside from the battlements.