This film is part of Free
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 1920 1 mins Silent Location: Richmond
Flag-waving London students arrive in Richmond by open-topped bus before cheering on their colleges from a local sports ground.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?