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Easter Holiday Scenes
It’s Easter and men, women and children all over England enjoy a day out, be it on the beach, at the races or at the zoo
Non-Fiction 1929 8 mins Silent
It's Easter 1929 and people have found a variety of ways to make the most of the holiday. There are children enjoying donkey rides and Punch & Judy shows on Blackpool beach, crowds watching the races at Kempton Park, numerous beaches and piers, a visit to London Zoo and a tantalising glimpse of people riding an elephant. This haphazard collection of newsreel production material was clearly not meant for release in this form, but that hasn’t lessened the impact of seeing people enjoying leisure time almost a century ago.
Part of the fun in watching this film is trying to work out where it was filmed. Aside from those locations mentioned above we also see Lord Street in Southport, Liverpool docks, Hampton Court Palace and maybe most curiously, Oldham Mumps train station. Can you identify anywhere else?
Non-Fiction 1974 4 mins Location: Upper Gornal
Sam Jeavons is a Black Country horse man through and through and May Day is a time to decorate his wagon and bring some colour to Upper Gornal's streets.
Documentary 1944 7 mins Location: Stanion
An extraordinary and unexpected snapshot of rural life in wartime in which a young black girl is crowned Queen of the May.
Puppet (live-action) 1956 24 mins
Fabergé animals in a Russian influenced Easter tale narrated by Peter Ustinov
Amateur film 1952 9 mins Silent
Spring comes to Scotland in the 1950s: feed playful lambs, pick a host of glorious daffodils, and harness your faithful horse to the plough in this lovely amateur colour film.
Non-Fiction 1923 1 mins Silent
A fluffy white blizzard - of hundreds of newborn lambs - hits a Reading farm, keeping the shepherd's hands full.
1958 4 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
Easter Parade in Hyde Park, April 1958.
Non-Fiction 1899 3 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Blackpool Tower is hard to miss in this local version of a 'phantom ride'
Amateur film 1971 5 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Join the Lee family as they tour Windsor Safari Park and its famous Dolphinarium in this film from 1971. Then follow them to Blackpool Beach for pony trekking and donkey rides.
Promotional 1973 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Hold on tight! We're off, riding the wooden rollercoaster at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach.
Advert 1948 4 mins Location: Nelson
A tribute to Lancashire, land of industry, leisure, sublime landscape - and laundry detergent
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Blackpool goes plane crazy
Amateur film 1992 7 mins Location: Southport
A concise and colourful history of the feature that every seaside resort should have.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.