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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 Silent
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 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.
E. H. Williams's Merrie Men: Double Dance and 'The School' sketch E. H. Williams's Merrie Men: Double Dance and 'The School' sketch
Non-Fiction 1899 2 mins Silent Location: Rhyl
Fun on Rhyl seafront as E. H. Williams and his troupe entertain crowds with much ducking and diving in this hectic act.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Widnes
A multitude of Lancashire schoolchildren is ushered past the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
The annual championship meeting of England's premier athletics association.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
The circus comes to town in wintery Carlisle.
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.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
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.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
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.
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.