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Ladies Training for Cycle Races
Edwardian ladies work their pedals, eagerly watched by workers and an attention-seeking dog.
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
Once upon a time, it was felt that it wasn't safe for women to cycle. Perhaps the fashion for voluminous, ankle-covering skirts, was reckoned incompatible with pedals and chains. Perhaps, too, some feared the independence that the bike might herald? By the Edwardian era, women on bicycles weren't quite such a novelty, and this ladies' time-trial seems to be a hit with onlookers and a curious dog.
Cycling Stunt Man
Non-Fiction 1974 3 mins Location: Gloucester
Gloucester's answer to Evel Knievel may not be able to afford a motorbike but he won't let that deter him...
Early Season Kermesse
Amateur film 1962 6 mins Silent Location: Great Yarmouth
The dedication and enthusiasm of Club cyclists is put to the test big time at the early season Kermesse on Norfolk's chilly east coast.
British Cycling Federation National Road Race Championship
Amateur film 1960 11 mins Silent Location: Blaydon
Blazing saddles on the 140-mile Blaydon route of the 1960 British National Road Race with one of the greatest amateur road cyclists of all time.
Non-Fiction 1947 14 mins Silent Location: Sheffield
Rare film of an exciting sprint and cycle racing event just after the war, capturing most of the large expectant crowd and many competitors.
Hugh Porter Interview
Non-Fiction 1970 6 mins Location: Wolverhampton
A tough training regime for a cycling world champion. Although it helps that he goes home to a fellow Olympian.
Tour of the North
Sport 1957 5 mins Silent Location: Belfast
Crowds flood Belfast to catch a glimpse of the Tour of the North cyclists
Occupation and Training of the Mentally Handicapped
1951 mins Location: Leeds
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
Kent's public gardens
Amateur film 1984 5 mins Silent Location: Hever
Four of Kent's finest stately homes and gardens delight large numbers of visitors in this short film from the 1980s
Men of Iron
Amateur film 1960 19 mins Location: Leeds
The ancient art of sand casting using an iron mould is the focal point of this industrial film made at Steander foundry in Leeds.
The Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to John Barran’s Factory
Sponsored film 1939 4 mins Silent Location: Leeds
In this fascinating film, made just over 6 months before the start of World War 2, George VI inspects a military uniform factory in Leeds.
Factual TV 1988 8 mins Location: Leeds
A Yorkshire bus factory gets a new lease of life and goes on to inspire innovation in the industry in this pleasing short film.
Daz with the Blue Whitener
Advert 1967 2 mins Location: Devon
Mrs Cross takes the Daz test but what will the outcome be?
T.V. Talk - Lintas
Advert 1954 20 mins
Points of view from a production company at the outset of commercial television in the UK.
Lyons Ice Cream Commercial
Advert 1938 1 mins Silent
From out of the vaults comes this pre-WWII cinema advert for ice-cream
Just the Ticket!
Advert 1953 2 mins
A hard-working Catford clippie and her family star in this cinema ad for hot chocolate.
Heinz Baked Beans : Common Market
Advert 1972 1 mins
In 1972 Britain entered the European common market full of beans. What could go wrong?
Advert 1952 2 mins
A cup of Horlicks helps a struggling husband bring home the bacon in this 1950s advert.