This film is part of Free
J White and Sons Ltd the Furniture Specialists Chesterfield
Step inside a local Edwardian store.
From workshop to showroom to shopfront, here’s a thorough initiation into the many departments of an early 20th century local business. Think of it as an Edwardian infomercial - an early, small-town demonstration of the close historical links between documentary and promotional filmmaking. Particular emphasis is placed on White and Sons’ piano-making business, for which it was renowned in its day.
Government sponsored film 1940 5 mins
Grumpy Grandma is put in her place during wartime food demonstration
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past
Advert 1935 6 mins Silent Location: Ammanford/Rhydaman
Adverts: romancing the world – and Ammanford - with golden rings and Scandanavian meat, leather soles and coal, Eve's soap and flowers.
Advert 1934 2 mins Silent Location: Port Talbot
The message for cinema-goers in Port Talbot, Neath and Briton Ferry is that they should shop local!
Advert 1937 5 mins Silent Location: Erdington
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Advert 1920 0 mins Silent Location: Frome
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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
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Romance 2023 2 mins
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Documentary 1941 6 mins
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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.