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A new type of shop appears on the high street: Indian sweets have arrived in Birmingham.
News 1979 4 mins
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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.
Public Information Filler 1940 7 mins
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Non-Fiction 1965 7 mins Location: Birmingham
From the House of Liang Nam to the Kam Ling Bamboo Rooms: the pioneers who made the long journey from Hong Kong to bring Chinese food to Birmingham.
1936 9 mins Silent
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Cookery show 1973 27 mins
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Non-Fiction 1918 4 mins Silent
Handy hints for would-be fromagers
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Current affairs 1978 9 mins Location: West Bromwich
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Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Moseley
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
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