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Incendiary images from Plymouth, at the sharp end of the campaign for women's votes.
Non-Fiction 1913 1 mins Silent
These incendiary images testify to the fiery passions aroused by the movement for women's suffrage. Suffragettes protesting the recent arrest of Mrs Pankhurst had apparently set fire to the timber yard adjoining property belonging to Hancock's fairground in Devonport, Plymouth. Pathe's cameraman made it in time to capture on film the site still ablaze and being hosed down by firemen.
It's in the nature of newsreel to be better at recording effects (the more visually striking the better) than analysing causes. Viewers wouldn't have learnt much about the pros and cons of women's suffrage from Pathe's coverage - other than that it was a truly burning issue.
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.
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.