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Lloyd George with Dogs and Book
A summer's day, dogs and a book and the attention of a newsreel cameraman – what more could David Lloyd George (British prime minister 1916-22) possibly want?
Non-Fiction 1929 3 mins Silent
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The ‘Welsh Wizard' in good company: David Lloyd George, British prime minister 1916-22, walks through a garden [probably on his farm 'Bron-y-de', Churt, Surrey] accompanied by several dogs, and sits at his ease in a basket chair, reading a book. His leisure time is being recorded for a newsreel item and he declaims to the cameraman. He was keen on the Chow Chow breed of dog and had a particular favourite (probably seen here) known as ‘Y Chow Du' [The Black Chow].
Animals on Film
Documentary 1940 12 mins
Fun mixture of natural history and wartime public information.
Drama-documentary 1939 15 mins Location: Treorchy/Treorci
The Ocean Coal Co. employed not just miners but also shepherds, as evidenced here. Tom Jones of Treorchy protects the company's assets above ground with care and great skill.
Amateur film 1950 18 mins Silent Location: Lone Barn Fm
Cowboys, Carnivals and Mayors on the slide appear alongside the most beserk and hilarious donkey race you'll ever see in Sussex
Amateur film 1950 2 mins Silent Location: Brighton
Brighton's crowds thrill to the sight of Billy Smart's Circus parading through their town in this film from the 1950s
Amateur film 1970 8 mins Location: Newchapel
Enjoy this heartwarming film about neglected horses, ponies and donkeys being re-habilitated at 'Cherry Tree Farm' in leafy Surrey
Non-Fiction 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Sennen
Sink or swim as Rub and his chums are set adrift
Lloyd George: farming, officiating and breakfasting Lloyd George: farming, officiating and breakfasting
Amateur film 1936 13 mins Silent Location: Churt
Lloyd George gets about: he is the subject of a photo shoot in his Surrey orchard and officiates at a literary event and a royal visit to N. Wales.
Rotatiller and Caterpillar Tractor, Oct. and Nov. 1938 Rotatiller and Caterpillar Tractor, Oct. and Nov. 1938
Home movie 1938 5 mins Silent Location: Churt
David Lloyd George, ex-prime minister of Britain, hosts a demonstration of two marvellously big machines at work on his farm at Churt.
Amateur film 1938 14 mins Silent Location: Churt
Married in January 1888, David Lloyd George and his wife Margaret celebrate 50 years of marriage with their family at a very comfortable hotel – with golf – in Antibes.
Amateur film 1938 9 mins Silent Location: Churt
Santa Claus arriving at a house full of children on Xmas Day has not forgotten their elders - even Lloyd George gets a present! And the new year brings Chow Chow pups and snow.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
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