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Richard Brookes Collection: Wedding, Ilford
Speeches, toasts and kippahs in this Super 8 home movie of Richard and Lyn Brookes’s wedding, held at Beehive Lane Synagogue in Ilford.
Amateur film 1973 3 mins
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Richard and Lyn Brookes married in 1971, but after working in the United States, married again in 1973 at home in Ilford. Captured here on Super 8 film, the wedding took place at the Beehive Lane Synagogue in Ilford. Guests are shown arriving at the reception, followed by the couple. The men are all wearing kippahs. Toasts and speeches are made, dances are danced and everybody is smiling. A lovely look at a personal day.
I Saw This, November 1940
Home movie 1940 17 mins Location: Swallownest
An enigmatic pot-pourri of a film of a village in wartime. Although life appears here as normal, an inauspicious motif seems to lurk within the avant-garde cinematic style.
Village life in Minstead with Weddings, Ladies Cricket, Folk Dancing and Coronation Celebrations
Amateur film 1937 12 mins
Minstead's ladies enjoy a cricket match on the village green in this charming film that also features two weddings, a holiday and a giant crab
Seaside at Westgate, Monica and Jim's Wedding
Amateur film 1930 7 mins
Leslie Goulden's amusing home movie combines beach-time fun with what could be courting couples and the wedding of Jim and Monica
Boulter Family Films: Bridesmaids In Pink, Stratford (1963)
Amateur film 1963 2 mins Location: Stratford
Shocking pink outfits, impressive cake and a gargantuan veil feature in this brief home move shot at this wedding somewhere in East London
Wedding at the Grand in Plymouth
Non-Fiction 1940 1 mins Location: Plymouth
A joyous occasion of marrying a man in uniform as rare moving images are taken in Plymouth.
The Wedding of Billy and Joyce 25 March 1950
Home movie 1950 9 mins Location: Lancaster
Congratulations to the happy couple! A lovely record of a special day in Lancaster.
Amateur film 1957 46 mins Location: Ilford
Ilford's past, present and a 'Kodachromed' future are all here in this epic amateur portrait of the town, made in the mid-50s.
Relay round Ilford
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Location: Ilford
Extraordinary shorts and exhausted runners feature in this short newsreel showing highlights of a 40-mile relay race round Ilford.
Sons of the Soil
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Location: Ilford
Ilford's Fairlop Plain provides the battlefield for ploughing matches between local hands and Essex outsiders.
Village life in wartime Cobham
Amateur film 1944 15 mins Location: Cobham
You'd never know there was a war on in sleepy Cobham until you see the soldiers - otherwise life goes on at a slow pace in this beautifully bucolic corner of Kent.
Auxiliary Fire Service Practice, Ilford (1942)
Amateur film 1942 6 mins Location: Ilford
Short amateur film showing the men of the Auxiliary Fire Service in Ilford in training in Ilford during the Second World War.
Kench Family Films: 1965 Part 2, Redbridge and West End (1965)
Home movie 1965 14 mins Location: Ilford
Beatles puppets, West End windows and an Ilford family Christmas all feature in this eclectic home move from Redbridge in 1965.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.