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Scenes outside the House of Commons
The fight for women's suffrage momentarily falters on a gloomy day in January 1913.
Non-Fiction 1913 1 mins Silent
The mood must have been as bleak as the weather on 27 January 1913, a gloomy day for supporters of women's suffrage. The hopes of these placard-bearing women had been dashed after the Franchise and Registration Bill was withdrawn in the House of Commons. Had it been amended, as the women expected, it would have been a significant step towards enfranchisement.
These newsreel scenes show the policemen swarming the streets of Westminster prepared to quash violent protests. As it happened, according to a contemporary Guardian newspaper report: "women showed no sign of an organised attack, and after a time the crowd became weary of waiting for something and melted away".
Suffragettes on Film
Miss Davison's Funeral
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent Location: Bloomsbury
The funeral procession of suffragette Emily Davison - fatally injured at the Epsom Derby - passes through London to her final resting place in Morpeth.
Bolton Election Result
Non-Fiction 1912 1 mins Silent Location: Bolton
Women's Suffrage campaigners make their mark in a key by-election
Comedy 1911 7 mins Silent
Irrepressible sister act Tilly and Sally throw a party - of sorts - in this chaotic comedy caper.
Women's March through London
Non-Fiction 1915 2 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
"Three cheers to our gallant soldiers", proclaim suffragette marchers as they rally to show their willingness to help the war effort.
Scenes from Suffragette Demonstration at Newcastle
Non-Fiction 1909 1 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Supporters of the Women's Social and Political Union campaign in the North East.
Will There Be Women MPs?
Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Silent Location: London
The leading organisation fighting for women's suffrage changes tack, as Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst launch the Women's Party.
Leeds Jewish ex-Servicemen's and Women's Association at Rememberance Service 1948
Amateur film 1948 8 mins Silent Location: Westminster
Members of the Leeds Branch of Jewish Ex-servicemen and women Association travel to London for the annual Rememberance Service.
War Looms Over London (September 1938)
Amateur film 1939 3 mins Silent Location: Westminster
Atmospheric film capturing the mood of the capital ahead of the war. From ARP adverts to the building of bombshelters, London prepares for war.
Southport AJEX Parade 1976
Amateur film 1976 6 mins Silent Location: Westminster
Southport branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men & Women join up with other groups in London for the annual Rememberance Parade.
Scenes on Coronation Day
Amateur film 1937 13 mins Silent Location: Westminster
For a lucky few, the roofs of Whitehall make a perfect perch to watch George VI's Coronation procession making its way along the streets below
A Guild outing to London's Docks and Greenwich
Amateur film 1929 4 mins Silent Location: London
London's long vanished dockside scene is the background to this jolly film which follows an all-male social outing on a cruise down the river to Greenwich
Non-Fiction 1935 7 mins Silent Location: Westminster
In inauspicious times these members of Leeds Jewish community set off for London in a joyful atmosphere, only for the mood to become more sombre as they file past the Cenotaph.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.