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Gosport: Camper and Nicholson Boatyard
Double-take of a giant yacht launched from Gosport dockyards into a bustling sea
Non-Fiction 1900 4 mins
There's an alarming moment in this film where it appears that this magnificent new yacht is going to sink straight into the water. The savvy filmmakers went to the extent of filming the launch from two angles, but rather than cross cut the two films, they are simply spliced back to back. So on its repeat descent you can really appreciate the great height from which it slopes into the busy water - clearly an event that attracted much local attention.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins
A veritable Victorian Towering Inferno.
Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Location: Henley-on-Thames
Jolly boating weather as the hordes descend on Henley for the Regatta.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Location: Cambridge
University teams navigate a bend on the river Cam in no ordinary rowing race.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
A little piece of football history from the people's game: possibly the earliest surviving game on film
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
The launch of H.M.S Albion, which was marred by the collapse of a gangway which resulted in many spectators drowning.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
Government sponsored film 1959 26 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth Harbour
Enjoy a nostalgic trip through Gosport in this wistful film from 1959 - which praises the modern town but shows some its older charms which the tower blocks will soon sweep away.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1993 18 mins
A saxophonist assembles her instrument while a woman eats oysters and removes tidal debris from her body in artist Jayne Parker's short film.
Comedy 1919 67 mins Silent
A single girl, goaded by her fellow boarding-house residents, pretends to be engaged to a charming officer.
Industry sponsored film 1954 37 mins
A promotional film documenting the design, assembly and maintenance of a conveyor system in a West Yorkshire coal mine.
Comedy 1922 39 mins Silent
The story of a young man's embarrassing encounter with a young lady's woollen undergarment at the theatre.
Comedy 1924 30 mins
Delightful adaptation of a sailor’s yarn starring the irrepressible Florence Turner and pre-John Ford Victor McLaglen, with novel illustrated inter-titles.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.