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H.M. The Queen at Garden Party, Buckingham Palace, June 1897
Queen Victoria arrives for a garden party at Buckingham Palace following her Diamond Jubilee
Documentary 1897 1 mins Silent
Any excuse for a party. A week after the events of Jubilee Day marking the Queen's 60th year on the throne, guests gather at Buckingham Palace to continue the celebrations. Lord Salisbury - the last Prime Minister chosen from the House of Lords - is also filmed greeting some of the privileged invitees. The events took place on 28 June 1897, and the cameraman is believed to be the Polish-born Adolphe Langfier.
Pomp and Circumstance
Royal Proclamation of Death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
Crowds gather outside the Town Hall to hear the town crier's royal announcement.
Funeral of Queen Victoria (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.
Proclamation of King Edward VII, Market Place, Accrington (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Accrington
The Edwardian era kicks off with the proclamation of the new King.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
The Late Queen's Visit to Dublin: Royal Procession Entering the City Gates
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins
In Dublin, the crowds go wild for a rare glimpse of Queen Victoria as she enters the city in spectacular style
Funeral of Queen Victoria: The Marble Arch
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Green Park
Victoria's funeral procession passes through central London, drawing well-dressed crowds
Changing of the Guards and London Zoo
Amateur film 1930 4 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
A typical tourist day out in London to see the changing of the guards which ends with feeding polar bears and triumphant elephant rides.
The Punk Kebab Documentary
Drama 1977 13 mins Location: Buckingham Palace
Subverted and amusing piece about the history of kebabs, infused with a punk flavour.
May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956
Home movie 1956 13 mins Silent Location: Brent
Four films capturing a family summer in 1956, with highlights coming from London Zoo, where a very different attitude to animal care is on display.
Women's March through London
Non-Fiction 1915 2 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
"Three cheers to our gallant soldiers", proclaim suffragette marchers as they rally to show their willingness to help the war effort.
Gaumont Graphic No. 406
Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
This intriguing and beautifully-shot newsreel features sea-faring heroes, feisty females and a generous lick of paint for a Mississippi steamship.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
The campaign for women's suffrage steps up as Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
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
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past