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In and around Peterborough
Local newsreel cameras cover the Peterborough area well with a mix of processions, displays and motor racing at Silverstone where Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn were in action.
Non-Fiction 1952 24 mins Silent
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Peterborough's newsreel cameras were out in force in 1952 reporting events from Sandringham to the Silverstone circuit in Northants. They capture moments of international importance such as the departure from Sandringham of the body of King George VI and international motor racing, as well as acknowledging the local trade and 'colour' of the daffodils and tulips and an impressive display by visiting Danish gymnasts.
Promotional 1964 12 mins Location: Peterborough
With narration by Rodney Crouch, we see the latest equipment and typesetting processes that are needed to create one issue of a daily paper.
Duke of Gloucester opens new unit for mentally ill in Peterborough Duke of Gloucester opens new unit for mentally ill in Peterborough
News 1977 3 mins Location: Peterborough
Peterborough's new live-in facility for learning-disabled patients offers woodwork and pottery as therapy.
News 1980 2 mins Location: Peterborough
Isolation can be a problem for South Asians, especially for women. A new cultural centre in Peterborough is hoping to change that.
News 1976 4 mins Location: Peterborough
Peterborough's Playbus offers a fun and welcoming space for ethnic minority families to improve their English language skills.
News 1980 4 mins Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
What is the secret to a successful dyke-jump? Apparently it’s all in the push-off! This daft Fenland sport, looks like a whole lot of fun.
Sport 1946 6 mins Silent Location: Peterborough
The children of Peterborough run rings around comedian Tommy Handley and other dignitaries during a city sports day.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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