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Local Trader's Gazette

This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past

Advert 1930 9 mins Silent

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This stunning film shows a series of vignettes of shops and businesses located in the High Weald - on the Kent and Sussex border, with traders advertising their services directly to the local cinema audience - combining both exterior and interior shots. Highlights include a woman getting her hair shingled at the hairdressers, an anti-war poster in a shop window and a marcelled 'cutie' listening to her Pye Rising Sun radio while enjoying an outdoor tea with her boy-friend.