This film is part of Free
In Old St Albans
Popular with Romans, monks, and the Hertfordshire Albanians of 1920 and today, the historic city of St Albans was made to be put on film.
Time has tweaked rather than ravaged the historic city of St Albans in the decades since this film was shot. A fantastic phantom ride into the market place reveals a familiar yet subtly different landscape - even the ubiquitous coffee shops of today have an analogue in the St Albans Workman's Coffee Tavern. The Cathedral, Clock Tower and roman ruins punctuate the bustling street scenes.
Amateur film 1966 18 mins Silent Location: Derby
Nostalgic snapshot of the town of Derby in the mid 1960s.
News 1971 9 mins Location: Devon
Country House offers naturists a way to air all.
Swansea, Victoria - Pontardulais Railway, 1964 (June) Swansea, Victoria - Pontardulais Railway, 1964 (June)
Amateur film 1964 12 mins Location: Pontarddulais
“It would be difficult to find a more lovely train journey”, declares Swansea’s Librarian, the film-maker and narrator. Prepare to be beguiled, station by station.
Non-Fiction 1976 23 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Back to the bad old days of skinners, as worn by these Man. United troublemakers, being escorted by police dogs along that perilous walk from Elland Road to Leeds railway station.
Amateur film 1976 9 mins Location: Kingston Upon Thames
An amatuer filmmaker takes a critical and somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the changing face of Kingston upon Thames
Drama 2019 9 mins
We Do What We Can is a film that looks at one of the miracles in the journey of diaspora Africans.
Travelogue 1955 16 mins Silent Location: Vervlamivm (Roman Town)
The high number of intertitles suggest that the credited ‘Sound Engineer’ provided a now lost music accompaniment to the pictures.
Amateur film 1957 19 mins Silent Location: Wheathampstead
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother opens Wheathampstead School, 1967. A young Queen Elizabeth at St Albans Cathedral, Maundy Thursday, 1957.
Amateur film 1969 3 mins Silent Location: St Albans
Amateur filmmaker John Anderson captures the tail end of the sixties, incidentally showing the pop culture and homeware trends of this era, visiting market day in St. Albans.
Amateur film 1954 29 mins Silent Location: St Albans
Amateur captured scenery 'round and about' St. Albans, including the Abbey, public gardens and winter scapes; picturesque scenes that unintentionally invite nostalgia.
Non-Fiction 1913 3 mins Location: St Albans
An ancient parish custom is revived by twentieth century merrymakers in the historic Hertfordshire market-town.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.