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Playing Cricket on Blackpool Beach
Sand between your toes, and the thwack of leather on willow, make for a traditional British beach scene.
Amateur film 1935 1 mins Silent
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Cricket on the beach is an informal affair - just roll up your sleeves and remove your tie, though you can go in to bat wearing your best frock. Surrounded by holidaymakers and donkeys, these cheerful visitors to Blackpool enjoy a great British sport at the great Lancashire resort. Though the batting is wild, everyone is having a good time, and there is still the Pleasure Beach to explore...
Sport 1977 3 mins Location: Camborne
Troon CC compete in the National Village Championship
Amateur film 1935 2 mins Silent Location: Stoughton
Kenneth Lockwood's 1930 film shows men of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment enjoying a game of cricket at Stoughton Barracks near Guildford
Amateur film 1973 3 mins Silent Location: Cawthorne
For local cricket players from a local cricket club playing in a local league, just playing is what matters; but winning is also nice.
Sevenoaks Cricket Bicentenary Week July 16-21, 1934 Sevenoaks Cricket Bicentenary Week July 16-21, 1934
Amateur film 1934 6 mins Silent Location: Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks celebrates the bicentenary of the cricket match between the Gentlemen of Kent and Gentlemen of Sussex
Documentary 1986 27 mins Location: Pudsey
The enthusiasm of cricket lovers knows no bounds, as seen here with Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club and their rivals in the Bradford League.
News 1972 7 mins Location: Astwood Bank
Astwood Bank cricket team prepare for the pinnacle of the village game with a trip to the home of English cricket.
Non-Fiction 1899 3 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Blackpool Tower is hard to miss in this local version of a 'phantom ride'
Amateur film 1971 5 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Join the Lee family as they tour Windsor Safari Park and its famous Dolphinarium in this film from 1971. Then follow them to Blackpool Beach for pony trekking and donkey rides.
Promotional 1973 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Hold on tight! We're off, riding the wooden rollercoaster at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach.
Advert 1948 4 mins Location: Nelson
A tribute to Lancashire, land of industry, leisure, sublime landscape - and laundry detergent
Non-Fiction 1929 8 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
It’s Easter and men, women and children all over England enjoy a day out, be it on the beach, at the races or at the zoo
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Blackpool goes plane crazy
Documentary 2020 11 mins
Searching for one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2019 14 mins
An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
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