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Cycling stunts and sight gags in a music hall curio.
Government sponsored film 1945 4 mins
A lanky comedian entertains an audience of servicemen and women with a series of bicycle-related stunts and sight gags in this comedy curio. Released by the Colonial Film Unit in December 1945, the film was intended for overseas audiences. It offered those serving abroad a reminder of home and those in the colonies a (perhaps rather baffling) taste of British music hall entertainment.
WTF - A Box of Odd
Hints and Hobbies No.11
Cinemagazine 1926 14 mins Silent
Jiu-jitsu for ladies, how to get ink off a white apron and other life essentials courtesy of the 'Hints and Hobbies' team.
Woolco Toilet Roll Race
News 1978 3 mins Location: Newtownards
Shoppers clear the aisles, as Ulster Television’s toilet roll racers get ready for action.
Hot Water and Vegetabuel
Comedy 1928 9 mins
"Don't be cruel to a vegetabuel": delightful pair of music hall numbers from the eccentric writer of Jollity Farm.
Party Dish by X. Marcel Boulestin
1936 9 mins Silent
Guests to impress? Celebrity chef Marcel Boulestin out a quick veal escalope with the aid of a shiny new gas cooker.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1964 16 mins
Meet a very beautiful, very clever girl who adores peaches in Michael Gill's BFI-funded fantasy short.
Eve and Everybody's Film Review 362
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1928 15 mins Silent
From fashion and slimming tips to a jazz age night out in London - just some of the diverting items in this cinemagazine
The Royal Show
Documentary 1951 28 mins Location: Trumpington
Parades of the finest farm animals and machinery: 10 miles of displays on a 150 acre site at the Royal Show in 1951, enjoyed by thousands of visitors including The Queen.
Amateur film 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
Cambridge college and boating scenes captured by a 1930s visitor.
A View of Cambridge
Documentary 1974 25 mins Location: Cambridge
Accompanied by specially composed songs, take a tour around Cambridge and hear the views of local residents, students and their teachers.
East End Bids Farewell to the Fuhrer
Amateur film 1945 2 mins Location: Stratford
Crowds carry a mock coffin of Adolf Hitler through the streets of Stratford while the Union Flag and bunting hang defiant above the WW2 rubble.
Coronation Route 1953
Amateur film 1953 2 mins Location: Green Park
Bunting-clad streets and regal decorations highlight the intricate artistry that went into decorating the iconic Coronation route.
Town and Gown
Documentary 1937 17 mins Location: Oxford
Focusing on each town’s university colleges, main streets, gardens, statues and memorials with a narration of the history of the buildings, notable scholars, and traditions.