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Gordon Highlanders Leaving for the Boer War
A rambunctious crowd greets the Highlanders in Aberdeen, some more interested in the camera than the soldiers.
1899 1 mins Silent
Union Terrace, Aberdeen: the William Wallace statue surveys a rambunctious crowd as they greet the Scottish infantry regiment the Gordon Highlanders. Something of a cross between the popular ‘factory gate’ films and those of troops embarking, the kids jostling to get in front of the camera are fully aware that their faces – along with those of the soldiers headed to South Africa – are likely to be exhibited far and wide thanks to the new technology of the cinematograph. The gentleman with the moustache is clearly keen to keep them out of shot… but does he intend to be as visible as he is?
Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 19 mins Silent Location: Manchester
The might of the British Navy struts its stuff down the Manchester Ship Canal.
Trafalgar Day in Liverpool (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
Huge crowds turn out in Edwardian Liverpool for the annual celebrations marking the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Fleet in the Tyne (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Destroyers from the Edwardian Royal Navy filmed from a ship in the Tyne.
Return of the Brave Manchester Volunteers (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the streets for the return of Manchester's Volunteers from South Africa.
1st Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment - Blackburn Rifle Volunteers (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
An impressive display of numbers from the local volunteer force as part of the Blackburn Easter Fair.
Return of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 14 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Soldiers returning from the Boer War get a warm welcome home from crowds in Edwardian Birmingham.
Tank Bank's Tour through Scotland
Non-Fiction 1918 15 mins Silent Location: Glasgow
The 'Tank Bank' tours through Scotland, selling War Bonds, raising money for the war effort and boosting morale
Documentary 1947 11 mins Location: Aberdeen
Power cuts, housing shortages and exorbitant rents – Aberdeen man Norrie Williamson goes head to head with his greedy landlady
Aberdeen Oil Boom
Government sponsored film 1972 5 mins Location: Aberdeen
Aberdeen's local fishermen turn into wildcatting oilmen in a lively report from the early days of the North Sea oil boom.
Ex-mine Sweepers Strike against Former Foes
Non-Fiction 1923 1 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
A deftly-shot newsreel documenting the hostilities between British and German fishermen at the height of their rivalry.
Aberdeen Newsreel No. 2
Non-Fiction 1940 8 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Aberdonians prove their grit in a moving amateur newsfilm of war-ravaged buildings and family fun in Hazlehead Park.
Out for Value
Advert 1931 18 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Join the ladies who lunch for a spot of 1930s-style retail therapy at Aberdeen's premier department store.
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's