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Local Government: A History in Pictures
An illustrated history of the thousand years of local government in Norwich
Documentary 1949 11 mins
This enjoyable film uses stylised illustrations – skilfully echoing tapestry, wood carving, and painting – to provide an overview of the development of local government, using the case study of Norwich. From its origins in Saxon times, via the burgesses, aldermen and the first mayors of the city, to the guildhall and city hall of recent years, this film explains the gradual accrual of municipal responsibilities.
As an overview of the development of local government, this film offers imaginative depictions of municipal democracy, and the stylistic changes of the illustrations – from Medieval tapestry to cubist art – underscore the adapting form of local government. Created on behalf of the Ministry of Health, which had responsibility for local government from the end of the First World War until soon after the end of the Second, responsibilities were later passed to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in 1951 and after several departmental changes now lie with the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Animation Goes to Work
Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins
Who needs to talk to strangers when you're the only one who can understand the garbled mewling of your best buddy cat, Charley?
In the Kitchen
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 1 mins
If you can't stand the heat, Charley, get out of the kitchen and spread your message
Cycling Proficiency Scheme: Father and Son
Advert 1959 1 mins
"Dad... I want a bike!” Fun animated campaign aimed at 50s parents and their over-eager offspring.
Stagger Working Hours: Cattle
Advert 1959 mins
Official government permission to stagger into work late. Hurrah!
Willie Does His Stuff
Advert 1948 4 mins
White elephant Willie becomes a volunteer collector for the National Savings scheme in this Technicolor animation
Drink Drive Office Party Cartoon
Advert 1964 1 mins
Quirky photo-montage film warning of the perils of drink driving.
1974 5 mins Location: Norwich
Alan Partridge would have plenty to say on this look at conservation and redevelopment in Norwich city centre
Come with Me to Norwich
Travelogue 1953 20 mins Location: Norwich
Norwich opens its gates to the amiable presence of Richard Dimbleby in this cinema travelogue
Tennis and Bowls at The Barclays
Home movie 1934 4 mins Location: Norwich
1930s home movie of a tennis party with the Salter and Bird families at a country house in Norfolk.
Linda Mottram Interview
News 1975 4 mins Location: Norwich
Tennis pro Linda Mottram at the Robinson's International Tournament in Norwich in 1975 speaking about equal pay for women competitors.
Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Championship
Sport 1977 4 mins Location: Norwich
Norfolk is doing well in the top group at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Tennis Championships in Norwich. Anglia TV reports in 1977.
Short Tennis for Children
Sport 1979 8 mins Location: Norwich
Anglia TV report by Steve Rider in Norwich on 'short tennis', a new type of tennis to encourage children into the game.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete