Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Feeding Time at the Zoo
Here's a good way to work up an appetite - a boy goes out and about at the zoo.
Amateur film 1957 12 mins
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A trip to the zoo for mother and son doesn't go quite to plan, when our young hero wanders off to explore on his own. This entertaining colour film is a beautifully shot record of the animals, birds, and buildings at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens in Manchester, as well as a humorous tale of a boy and his zoo experiences. For boy and animals alike, lunch is a very important part of the day!
Animals on Film
Wisdom of the Wild
Documentary 1940 12 mins
Fun mixture of natural history and wartime public information.
To the Rescue
Children's 1952 21 mins Location: Biddenden
An eccentric dog-loving grocer leads the chase to reclaim a stolen pedigree poodle in this madcap canine comedy
Billy Smart’s Circus
Amateur film 1950 2 mins Location: Brighton
Brighton's crowds thrill to the sight of Billy Smart's Circus parading through their town in this film from the 1950s
Home for Ned
Amateur film 1970 8 mins Location: Newchapel
Enjoy this heartwarming film about neglected horses, ponies and donkeys being re-habilitated at 'Cherry Tree Farm' in leafy Surrey
Three Dogs in a Boat
Non-Fiction 1930 2 mins Location: Sennen
Sink or swim as Rub and his chums are set adrift
A Journal of the Outdoors No. 11
1953 16 mins
Wildfowl and wallabies in the wild, exotic animals in the office
Chester Zoo 1952
Amateur film 1952 8 mins Location: Upton Heath
An old-fashioned family day out at the zoo, but is it fun for all?
Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969
Amateur film 1969 4 mins Location: Upton Heath
Don't climb into the bear pit, children! All the fun of the zoo, as Liverpool pupils visit the wildlife of Chester.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete