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Horses' New Year's Dinners
Retired nags enjoy a well-earned New Year's feed at the Cricklewood Home of Rest for Horses.
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins
There's no sign of any New Year's diets or detoxes going on at the Cricklewood Home of Rest for Horses. Instead, the retired nags - former London cab horses and military steeds, are treated to a well-earned feed by a well-to-do looking crowd (and a soldier in uniform). The film singles out Marlborough, the old charger of the late Lord Wolseley, a renowned Victorian war hero.
Toys Will Be Toys
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 5 mins Location: South Shields
Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.
Closure of Snibston Colliery
Current affairs 1983 5 mins Location: Snibston
A bleak Christmas for the men of Snibston Colliery as mining in Coalville comes to an end in the last days of 1983.
Drama 1914 33 mins
Moving theatre-set Christmas tale of a former dancer and her child
The Traditions of a Surgeon at Christmas
Amateur film 1962 17 mins Location: Cambridge
The filmic memoirs in Cambridgeshire of heart surgeon Christopher Parish and his family, beginning with Christmas traditions, and including a royal visit. The year is 1962.
Christmas Church Parade
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins
Recruits of Lord Kitchener's 'New Army' parade on Christmas morning.
The Iles - in the garden, at the seaside, at Christmas
Amateur film 1940 10 mins Location: Heath
Life with the Iles family: Summer is for cycling, the seaside, tending to tortoises and meeting delightful collie pups. Christmas is for crackers and the gift of a perfect doll.
"Who's Who" On the Hoof
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Location: Cricklewood
A tour of the Home Of Rest For Horses in Cricklewood, where tired horses, including war veterans, are given a break from their toils.
Horses' New Year's Feast
Non-Fiction 1913 0 mins Location: Cricklewood
This short film shows animals at the Home Of Rest For Horses during the annual New Year feast at a charity event on Westcroft Farm in Cricklewood.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives in 2016
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
News 1957 1 mins Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!