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Not Forgotten - Homes for Disabled Men
Countess Haig, beaming, opens a block of flats for disabled ex-service employees at the Poppy Factory in Richmond.
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent
Beaming Countess Haig opens a block of flats for disabled ex-service employees at the Poppy Factory in Richmond. The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory has employed wounded ex-service personnel to make remembrance poppies since 1922.
Fundraising and Charity
War 1918 8 mins Silent
Film pioneer Cecil Hepworth raises awareness of a royal fund to support servicemen wounded in WWI
Government sponsored film 1971 14 mins Location: Chelsea
Engrossing 1970s TV profile of Lady Allen of Hurtwood - passionate campaigner for every child's right to play
Charity appeal 1965 5 mins Location: Southport
A charity appeal film promoting guide dogs comparing the daily lives of blind people with and without them.
1961 13 mins Location: Folkestone
Veteran tennis commentator Peter West takes us on a journey around a boarding school for disabled children.
Charity appeal 1962 4 mins
In the same year as James Bond made him famous, Sean Connery puts in an awkward plea to help blind people live an independent life.
1977 23 mins
Leonard Cheshire on disability – directed by David Lean.
Amateur film 1940 2 mins Silent Location: Richmond
The Army rugby squad take on the Empire team in this fast-paced World War 2 match at Richmond Athletic Ground
Amateur film 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Richmond
Join the Torrens family as they cram in as many sights as possible in their short trip to London - taking in Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens, the Tower of London and polar bears
Travelogue 1949 11 mins Location: Kew
A picturesque look at the attractions in Surrey, including Kew Gardens, Wimbledon and Guildford
Travelogue 1911 7 mins Silent Location: York
A chance to see England’s highest waterfall in fall force, a wonderful long gone watermill, and the Shambles in York, pre-tourism.
Amateur film 1967 12 mins Silent Location: Ramsgate
Join the jolly crew aboard this cabin cruiser as it journeys from Ramsgate to Richmond in John Clague's fascinating maritime epic
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Richmond
The Prime Minister unveils a memorial tablet at the former home of the late Lord Chancellor at Richmond Palace.
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.