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Fascists Defeated at Cable St
Newsreel record of the 1936 crushing defeat of the British Union of Fascists in East London
Amateur film 1936 1 mins Silent
The newsreel documentation of the 1936 crushing defeat of the British Union of Fascists. The Battle of Cable Street, on Sunday 4th October, saw numerous anti-fascist groups and local residences take to the streets of a predominantly Jewish area in London's East End to resist Oswald Mosley’s Black Shirts. The fascists were forced back, but protesters also clashed with police and there were 150 arrests.
The Battle of Cable Street has since been immortalised as a key event in the history of the British left and resistance to fascism. Mosley's movement survived the encounter, and even saw its membership swell in the late 1930s, but the British Union of Fascists was banned in 1940 and its leader and many of its members were interned for much of the war.
Jewish Britain on Film
Refugee Today and Tomorrow
Documentary 1938 17 mins
A fierce denunciation of anti-Semitic policies in Nazi Germany seen in the context of the global refugee crisis of 1938.
Women's Annual Bazaar for Israel, Shavuot; Birthday Party; Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Gosforth and Kenton Synagogue 1954
Amateur film 1954 9 mins Silent Location: Kenton
A fascinating 1950s home movie compilation focuses on some of the official charitable events in Newcastle run by Jewish organisations a link with the new State of Israel.
Documentary 1988 8 mins
An intimate account of frustration and disarray in 1980s Britain from the point of view of a young woman.
B'nai B'rith Dinner for New President, Jewish Friendship Club Visits, Coco the Clown Visit
Amateur film 1953 16 mins Silent Location: Town Moor
Behind the greasepaint of an iconic figure in the British circus - Coco the Clown reveals his Jewish roots.
Children's Outing to Northumberland 1
Amateur film 1937 2 mins Silent Location: Northumberland
Captivating amateur footage offers a snapshot of Jewish families from Tyneside enjoying precious holiday fun in the years before World War Two.
Richard Brookes Collection: Wedding, Ilford
Amateur film 1973 3 mins Silent Location: Ilford
Speeches, toasts and kippahs in this Super 8 home movie of Richard and Lyn Brookes’s wedding, held at Beehive Lane Synagogue in Ilford.
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Journey back to the 50s where the boys of Eastbourne College enjoy a jolly good time square bashing, parading, playing rugby and athletics, rowing on the River Ouse and touring.
Hove, Horsham and Horses
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes
Ploughing at Fulking and views of Shipley Mill
Amateur film 1969 4 mins Silent Location: Fulking
Frank Gregory captures rural West Sussex in this charming film from 1969 - featuring Shire horses at a ploughing match and excellent views of a spinning Shipley Mill
A Family Holiday in Southend
Amateur film 1967 4 mins Silent Location: Southend Pier
Join this happy family on a jolly to Southend - visiting the mile long pier, the replica Golden Hind, a jellied eel stall and lured by posters promising medieval torture