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"Stop the War" Demonstration in Trafalgar Square
The crowds gather in Trafalgar Square to join a rally for peace - two days before Britain declares war on Germany
Crowds gathered on Sunday 2 August 1914 for a peace rally in Trafalgar Square, two days before Britain declared war on Germany. This was one of several protests organised across the UK by the Independent Labour Party and it was addressed by Keir Hardie MP, among many others, with 10,000 people reportedly in attendance.
Public opinion was divided about the imminent war, with many wondering why Britain should get involved with a conflict in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. There was also a gathering of crowds on 4 August in support of Britain’s intervention in the war.
Leeds Jewish ex-Servicemen's and Women's Association at Rememberance Service 1948
Amateur film 1948 8 mins 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.