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A new type of shop appears on the high street: Indian sweets have arrived in Birmingham.
News 1979 4 mins
From the collection of:
Reporter Tony Maycock is unwisely allowed behind the counter of the Sheeren Kada sweet centre at Moseley in Birmingham. It's not a pretty sight as he helps himself to the wide variety of sweet treats on offer. Maycock walks all over the cultural meanings behind some of the sweets like a school boy let loose in, well, a sweet shop. With hands and face stuffed he appears to be in favour although you'll be wishing he didn't keep saying he was going to be sick.
South Asian Britain on Film
The Bradford Godfather
1976 49 mins Location: Bradford
Meet Mohamed Fazal Hussain, elder statesman and all-round Mr Fixit of Bradford's Muslim community, and a film mogul in the making...
Sri Lankan Kandyan Dance Troop at Sidmouth
News 1980 2 mins Location: Sidmouth
A Sri Lankan dance troop enthrals folk festival goers.
Indian 11th Republic Day Celebrations at Leicester
News 1959 1 mins Silent Location: Leicester
Samosas sit alongside sandwiches as India's Republic Day is celebrated in fine style in Leicester.
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.
Asian Cultural Centre opens in Peterborough
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.
Asian Community Centre
News 1979 5 mins Location: Wolverhampton
Will the 'House of Cards' be the sanctuary that the elderly Asian men of Wolverhampton need?
Chief Rabbi Visits Birmingham
News 1967 1 mins Silent Location: Moseley
A big day for pupils at King David School in Birmingham when the Chief Rabbi pays a visits.
Current affairs 1978 9 mins Location: West Bromwich
The UK's immigration laws have prevented Dara Singh from seeing his family for a decade. His is one of many sad stories...
Workers Leaving Bamford's Works, Moseley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Moseley
The all-male workforce heads home from a factory in Victorian Birmingham.
Afternoon Tea in the Garden of Clarence House
Non-Fiction 1897 0 mins Silent
Members of Queen Victoria's extended family being natural for the cameras
Pall Mall and Hyde Park Corner
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Prince Edward)
1897 0 mins
Jubilee Procession: Leeds
Non-Fiction 1897 3 mins
Dogs in the Surf
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Victorian pooches at play
Royal Leinster Regiment Halifax
1900 1 mins Silent
A brisk drill on a cold winter's day
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