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Scholars Leaving St Andrew's Roman Catholic School, Dumfries
A lively group of Scottish primary-school children plays up for the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Some of Mitchell and Kenyon's 'school gate' films were more disciplined, but with these very young children the effect is much livelier, with the boys directly playing up to the camera and the girls being giggly and coquettish (aside from one at the back caught doing up her shoe). A second shot shows the over-excited children being marshalled by their teachers, but the chaotic impression remains.
Dumfries still has a primary school named St. Andrew's, but the present building in Craigs Road was opened in 2009. The old school, situated in Brooke Street, now hosts various arts and crafts businesses and a tearoom.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
A veritable Victorian Towering Inferno.
Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
Jolly boating weather as the hordes descend on Henley for the Regatta.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
University teams navigate a bend on the river Cam in no ordinary rowing race.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
A little piece of football history from the people's game: possibly the earliest surviving game on film
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
The launch of H.M.S Albion, which was marred by the collapse of a gangway which resulted in many spectators drowning.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
Government sponsored film 1946 14 mins Location: Dumfries
‘Electricity can do almost anything’ – farmers are encouraged to power up their farm
Opening of the Dumfries & Maxwelltown Working Girls' Club 18 Th Sept. 1924 by Lady Jardine O.B.E. Opening of the Dumfries & Maxwelltown Working Girls' Club 18 Th Sept. 1924 by Lady Jardine O.B.E.
Non-Fiction 1924 2 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
A new Working Girls’ Club offering classes in literacy and domestic tasks to local working-class girls.
Non-Fiction 1910 4 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
These Doonhamers of Dumfries - the 'Queen of the South' - smile for the camera in this 'local topical' film
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
Dumfries schoolchildren take their turn in the spotlight.
Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901) Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
Worshippers in their Sunday best file out of the Church.
1962 12 mins Location: Soho
A children’s guide to bustling Soho, with a glimpse of its music industry, architecture and thriving restaurant scene.
Documentary 1969 25 mins
On release from jail, a man recalls the events leading up to his imprisonment.
1968 78 mins
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Drama 1968 27 mins
Three women seek the truth about love from a crystal ball in an early Fay Weldon play about trust and jealousy.
Action and Adventure 1955 28 mins
Four village schoolchildren encounter a spot of trouble when some crooks take up residence in the woods.
The one where Lindsay Anderson makes a film about fuel efficiency…