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New Cricket Headguard
Lancashire and England cricketer David “Bumble” Lloyd is far from 'bowled over' by the idea of the introduction of a new headguard. Anglia TV.
Sport 1971 3 mins
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Cricketer David Lloyd shows Anglia TV a new headguard, this one being used in lacrosse games, which is very similar to the head protection that will be introduced for cricket fielding. Lancashire and England player Lloyd, nickname “Bumble”, thinks the headgear looks a bit silly, nonetheless following Roger Davis taking a hit in recent weeks he thinks perhaps it’s still a good idea!
Cricket on Film
Prince Ranjitsinhji Practising Batting at the Nets
Sport 1897 2 mins Silent
Probably the first ever cricket film: Indian cricketing royalty prepares for the first test between England and Australia at Sydney.
Australia v East Anglia Women's Cricket
Sport 1976 5 mins Location: Hemel Hempstead
Women cricketers are just as tough as the men, and no, despite rumours, they don’t wear coconut shells to protect themselves during matchplay!
Cricket on Test
Sport 1965 9 mins Location: Nettlebed
From village green to Lord's: the late, great Richie Benaud narrates a guide to the state of cricket in England.
Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars
News 1972 3 mins Location: Northampton
Anglia TV visit the world famous cobbler for cricketers, Albert Whiting, in his Northampton shop.
News 1974 5 mins Location: Worcester
A master craftsman in willow: Duncan Fearnley explains the intricacies of making his championship winning cricket bats.
The Manufacture of Cricket Bats and Other Stories
Amateur film 1939 15 mins Silent
John P Howard's superb film shows how cricket bats are made as well as a variety of other stories like cutting records to Air Ministers at Hendon
Beyond the Pylons
Promotional 1945 40 mins Location: Chelmsford
A film about the engineering brothers F. and A. Parkinson and the increased use of electricity.
Sir Douglas Bader launches employment scheme for disabled
News 1980 2 mins Location: Chelmsford
“Disabled workers are good workers”. Sir Douglas Bader visits a Chelmsford Job Centre to launch his new “Fit for Work” scheme for the disabled.
Essex v Surrey - The Benson & Hedges Cup Final 1979
Sport 1979 4 mins Location: Chelmsford
It’s a great day for Cricketer Stuart Turner, as Essex prepare for the Benson & Hedges Cup Final at Lord’s tomorrow, where they meet Surrey.
Essex beat Yorkshire - Benson & Hedges Cup Semi-final 1979
Sport 1979 4 mins Location: Chelmsford
The lads done good! Captain Keith Fletcher is overjoyed as Essex beat Yorkshire, making it through to the Benson & Hedges Cup final at Lord’s.
Essex County Cricket Club
Sport 1975 8 mins Location: Chelmsford
Cricketing legends Keith Fletcher and West-Indian Keith Boyce comment on the season ahead, and there's a ball through the clubhouse window!
Recruiting for the 5th Essex
Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins Silent Location: Chelmsford
High-spirited and eager Essex lads go through their paces in a rush to serve for King and Country.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.
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