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Streets are decorated, cakes are baked and the locals are in fancy dress as the community comes together to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.
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The children of Aberbeeg have been very busy at school making Jubilee related artwork to decorate its halls as the village celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee. Bunting hangs high, and children are dressed in some wonderful costumes that include a post box! Egg and spoon races take place in a field, and it all culminates in a community feast, everyone gathered around long tables positioned in the middle of the street.
Amateur film 1977 5 mins Silent Location: Croydon
It's all bell bottoms and bunting as families gather to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Amateur film 1935 16 mins Silent Location: Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton celebrates the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in 1935 with parades, bunting and a lavish pageant in front of an appreciative audience at Molineux.
Amateur film 1977 28 mins Location: Cuckfield
Cuckfield comes together to plan and celebrate the 1977 Silver Jubilee with contributions from the whole community.
Amateur film 1977 2 mins Silent Location: Westminster
Wonderful, colourful scenes of pomp and ceremony as a family enjoy the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations on the Mall.
Current affairs 1977 13 mins Location: Bath
A special report looks into the preparations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and her subsequent tour of the South West.
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
Pancake tossing around the village green, slow bicycle races, five-a-side football, obstacle courses, relay races, and British Bulldogs.
Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
Plotting world domination, Devil Doctor Fu-Manchu steals plans for a new aero-torpedo in this earliest surviving thrill-a-minute serial instalment.
Inside Film 2024 16 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
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.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.