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Potato and Wheat Culture in England
Man and horse work the earth to provide produce for the English plate
1917 6 mins Silent
Three generations of technology are at work in the fields harvesting potatoes and wheat. Labouring women, men and animals remain essential to the harvest, but they are assisted by mechanisation. A plough is pulled on a hawser wound by a steam traction engine and elsewhere a petrol tractor works the land: the Saunderson A looks odd with its three steel wheels but points to farming’s future.
This film was made by the Charles Urban Trading Company, one of the foremost early film producers in Britain.
1917 on Film
No Mischief Here Can Satan Find for Idle Hands to Do
1917 1 mins Silent
Pathe's series on WWI turns its eye homeward in this edition about the interning of enemy aliens
With the Queen at Woolwich
Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Silent Location: Woolwich
Women workers receive a visit from Queen Mary, as she inspects their work at the munitions factory in Woolwich.
Government sponsored film 1917 30 mins Silent
"Eat less bread" is the key message in this ambitious propaganda film on the importance of 'food economy' to the war effort
Porte Flying Boat
Documentary 1917 11 mins Silent
Don't be fooled - she's no baby. The Porte Baby's name belies the true size of this monster flying boat!
Airship on a Mooring Mast
1917 7 mins Silent
High winds are not good for airships, especially when moored: this study demonstrates what happens when the winds blow
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 10 mins Silent
Anson Dyer imagines the characters behind newspaper adverts and brings them to life in this Kine Komedy Kartoon
What's Missing from this Picture?
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.
Fun at Rhyl
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
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"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past