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A teenage boy breaks all the rules of rock climbing to reach the top of an off-limits Lake District mountain.
Children's 1965 62 mins
A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?
Amelia and the Angel
Amateur film 1958 26 mins Location: South Kensington
A young angel scours London for her wings in this tender short by the young Ken Russell.
Playing on Beach (Passmore Family Film)
Home movie 1903 1 mins Silent Location: Bognor Regis
Utterly gorgeous Edwardian home movie of a family's day out with bucket and spade on Bognor Regis beach.
1940 23 mins Silent
Three carefree schoolgirl cyclists learn the dangers of 'riding abreast' in this quaint cautionary tale shot in idyllic countryside.
Documentary 1940 11 mins Location: Ashley Green
WWII evacuees adapt to village life in a patriotic documentary starring a real Buckinghamshire school teacher.
Current affairs 1970 27 mins Location: Islington
This Week investigates how racial tensions in Islington are being stoked by social pressures, and what residents are doing to improve the area.
Lake District National Park
Methodism in the Dales
Travelogue 1949 28 mins Silent Location: Calver
A tour of chapels and Methodists, past and present, in the northern counties of England.
Documentary 1938 12 mins Silent Location: Lake District National Park
Immerse yourself in the beautiful serenity of the Lake District and the poetry this treasured landscape inspired.
Ingot Pictorial No. 17
1953 20 mins Location: Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy
The steel industry: the men engage with gigantic machines on a huge scale; the apprentice boys help and holiday; the women have their hair done with the stars.
Out and About with the Collin Family
Home movie 1950 15 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
The Collin family of Chadderton, Oldham, enjoy life to the full.
British Deaf Association 'Mountain Venture', Lake District (1960)
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1960 25 mins Silent Location: Lake District National Park
Dramatic scenes of deaf students climbing mountains in rain, mist and occasional sun on a summer trip to the Lake District in 1960.
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.