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“Let’s Dream” Introducing Clarkson-Richardson Wedding
A beautiful memento of a post-war wedding in Jarrow on South Tyneside.
Amateur film 1949 9 mins Silent
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A handsome couple from Jarrow dream about the perfect wedding while browsing through publicity shots of glamorous Hollywood movie stars. On Saturday 18 June 1949 the lovers, Eleanor Richardson and Douglas Clarkson, get hitched for real at Jarrow Grange Christ Church in South Tyneside. Their wedding film is a class act by a friend and amateur cine enthusiast, Thomas Lawson, who once worked as a cinema musician in Derby in the late 1920s.
Amateur film 1955 10 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Beautiful but unusual wedding film in that a pig makes a brief and unexpected appearance, and the bridesmaids appear to be going off on honeymoon with the bride and groom.
Amateur film 1968 10 mins Silent Location: Aberystwyth
The groom, Robin Varley, waiting on the steps of the Tabernacle Chapel, in Powell Street, Aberystwyth, on 19/10/1968, looks at his watch. Where is she, his bride, Beryl Jones?
Non-Fiction 1913 4 mins Silent Location: Faversham
The mayor's daughter gets hitched in style in the Kent market town.
The Wedding, the Beekeeper, the Pigs and the Broads The Wedding, the Beekeeper, the Pigs and the Broads
Home movie 1933 10 mins Silent Location: Pendine Sands
Brayshays in Laugharne, Buckleys at Llangynin, 'Voyager' on the Thames, 'Seafarer' on Pendine Sands and 'Herzogin Cecilie' on the rocks.
Amateur film 1982 4 mins Location: Harrow
Everyone's home in Harrow to witness Lady Di's debut as a Royal and a record-breaking winter causes chaos in 1981.
Amateur film 1956 14 mins Silent Location: Pinner
Hats, stumbles and happy faces at this wedding film from 1956, taken at the service and reception of Judith and Peter Elliott in Pinner.
Non-Fiction 1923 13 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
Thirteen years before the famous Jarrow Crusade, here we see the other side of Tyne siders: their humour, inventiveness and ingenuity.
Amateur film 1959 8 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
A glimpse of happiness in the 1950s at a Jarrow wedding beside the ruins of a Benedictine monastery.
Campaigning film 1972 42 mins Location: Glasgow
They're young, unemployed and on the march - from Glasgow, Liverpool and Swansea to London.
Campaigning film 1936 31 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
Poverty and hunger compels angry, jobless workers - including Jarrow's crusaders - to make a historic march to London to petition government.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
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