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Somerset CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC
Somerset and Nottinghamshire are playing in Cornwall
Sport 1977 1 mins Silent
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The English domestic cricket season gets underway with this match between Somerset and Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire cricketers are Derek Randall, exercising in the outfield and Mike Harris. Somerset’s Brian Rose and Phil Slocombe pass Mervyn Kitchen on their way out to the middle. Slocombe was part of the Somerset Second XI team at the age of 14 and made his debut against Sussex in May 1975 and quickly progressed to opening the batting alongside Brian Rose.
Derek ‘Rags’ Randall was born in Retford and played for Notts from 1971 until 1992. He played for England in 47 Test and 49 one-day international matches for England. He was known for his unorthodox batting and excellent fielding. Mike Harris was nicknamed Pasty Harris because he was born in St Just in Roseland in Cornwall. His career spanned from 1964 until 1982 and for Notts he scored over 15000 runs. From 1974 to 1977, Nottinghamshire used him as a wicket-keeper - batsman.
The County Game
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Sport 1923 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Meet the team - a close encounter with some of the great characters of Lancashire cricket.
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Amateur film 1955 6 mins Silent Location: Worcester
Cricket in the sunshine as Worcestershire take on Yorkshire at New Road.
Somerset CCC v Lancashire CCC in the Gillette Cup
Sport 1971 4 mins Location: Taunton
Somerset is knocked out as Lancashire reaches target
Yorks Draw with Surrey
Sport 1922 0 mins Silent Location: Oval, The
Surrey play Yorkshire at the Oval as the 1922 County Championship nears its conclusion.
The Carlsberg Hampshire Cricket Challenge, Hackwood Park
Amateur film 1991 4 mins Silent Location: Hackwood Park
Johnners' plays umpire as Hampshire's cricketers - past and present - meet at Hackwood Park for the 1991 Carlsberg Cricket Challenge
Sussex V Kent County Cricket Match
Sport 1913 10 mins Silent
Large crowds gather for cricket week at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground, as Kent take on Sussex and Nottinghamshire.
Rien ne va plus at El Matador
Current affairs 1962 4 mins Location: Taunton
Everything is going very well at El Matador Club where gambling forms part of a growing leisure activity.
Taunton College of Art Fashion Show
Current affairs 1975 2 mins Silent Location: Taunton
Students at the College of Art in Taunton hold an end of year fashion show with eye-catching futuristic designs.
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News 1986 52 mins Location: Plymouth
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News 1975 2 mins Silent Location: Taunton
Wassail queens assemble at Taunton Castle before returning to their respective orchards.
Taunton Jazz Festival
News 1962 12 mins Location: Taunton
Notable interviews are with some of the greatest jazz talent as music lovers gather to celebrate jazz, trad and free.
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News 1961 3 mins Silent Location: Taunton
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Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
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
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