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Fun on the Farm
Stop-motion cinema ad for Bourn-vita
Advert 1935 5 mins
What seems a charming stop-motion rhapsody for Bourn-vita chocolate reveals some unpleasant racial insensitivity
The first part of this cinema advert is delightfully charming. A troop of eggs are woken by a cockerel and march away in ranks. An accident on route sees the arrival of egg stretcher bearers to carry away the invalid, and two others go AWOL. But things get more troubling when our runaways are joined by two young black boys from a chocolate shop window.
Cinema Adverts for Humber, Raleigh and Rudge Bicycles
Advert 1938 2 mins
A fun selection of vintage animated adverts promoting some of Britain's leading bicycle brands.
The Right Spirit
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1931 9 mins
Don’t judge a book by its cover but do judge a political party by its garage in this Conservative cartoon from the height of the depression.
Air to Wear
Advert 1957 2 mins
As full of holes as his Aertex shirt, Uncle Jeff’s tall tales are captured in crayon in this animated cinema ad
Ovaltine - Train
Advert 1985 1 mins
Ovaltina will pick you up! With an electronic 80s synth and a catchy theme tune, Ovaltina parachutes in to save the day
Carnival in the Clothes Cupboard
Advert 1941 6 mins
A cartoon fantasy brings fabric patterns to life in a literal soap opera - yet even here the reality of Home Front life creeps in
Advert 1957 1 mins
After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins 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 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 Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.