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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
Kent V Australia Cricket 1934 Kent V Derbyshire Cricket Purkiss Family Film No.15 Kent V Australia Cricket 1934 Kent V Derbyshire Cricket Purkiss Family Film No.15
Amateur film 1934 14 mins Silent
Lovely sport and leisure compilation of Purkiss family home movies, featuring cycling, swimming and top level cricket.
Home movie 1937 4 mins Silent Location: Caerleon/Caerllion
Caerleon Cricket Club’s players enjoy the sport in the seasonal sunshine.
Amateur film 1932 11 mins Silent Location: Birchington
Amateur film of tennis and cricket in a Kentish family garden, plus cricket at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground.
Isleham at the Haig National Village Cricket Championship Final Isleham at the Haig National Village Cricket Championship Final
News 1975 5 mins Location: Isleham
In true British sporting tradition, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Fenland underdogs Isleham are out-bowled - and a streaker invades the pitch.
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
Comedy 1906 6 mins Silent
Chaos reigns as the removal men do their worst…
Science Fiction 1906 3 mins Silent
The lengths that some people will go to, just to avoid a speeding ticket… in this case to Saturn and back.
Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations
Non-Fiction 1906 32 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open new buildings at Marischal College, Aberdeen
The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance
Comedy 1906 7 mins Silent
Faking the ability to contact the dead proves to be a big mistake for one Edwardian charlatan.
Comedy 1902 1 mins Silent
Grandma sews a patch on her grandson’s trousers
1903 1 mins Silent
Four-year-old girl and boy dance a mean cakewalk
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