This film is part of Free
The Annual Problem
If you can't go abroad, go a-Broads with country parson and keen amateur cineaste 'Captain' Charles Lyne and his wife Muriel
Home movie 1935 9 mins Silent
One step short of a life on the open waves, the Norfolk Broads offer a playground for the wannabe sea captain. Country Parson Charles Lyne and his wife Muriel conquer the annual problem of where to take their holiday by setting sail, waving goodbye to the maids left at their Sussex parsonage. Filming their exploits on a 9.5mm camera, on return the films were often shared with parishioners in community screenings.
Drama 1949 22 mins Silent
Prize-winning amateur film about the fleeting affair between a housewife and a young man on a summer day.
Science Fiction 1982 16 mins Location: Ballymagowan
Alien overlords, a giant robot and cavemen… welcome to the feverish imagination of Roy Spence.
Sponsored film 1950 9 mins Location: Cambridge
A delightful road safety film set on the streets of Cambridge featuring an escaped horse with a respect for the Highway Code.
Toys Will Be Toys
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 5 mins Location: South Shields
Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1986 10 mins Location: North Tyneside
An exuberant animated short celebrates writer Sid Chaplins short story about the defiant spirit of an old miner who finds his beloved pigeon loft is under threat.
Boy and the Cat
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 10 mins Location: South Shields
A boy and his cat make mischief in the snow at South Shields in this captivating hand-drawn childrens animation created by Sheila Graber.
Pennefather Pictures Present Summer Holiday, Sheringham, 1933
Home movie 1933 12 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
The Pennefather Family on their jollies in Sheringham - the beach, lacrosse, and sailing! Great 1930s swimwear. Home movie.
Amateur film 1968 11 mins Silent Location: Norwich
Amateur filmmaker Chib Thorp captures scenic views of the Norfolk countryside as his train zips along on the Norwich to Sheringham rail route.
Promotional 1954 21 mins Silent Location: Wroxham
The boating holiday business was big on the Broads but fleet hire firm Blakes still had to advertise to entice 'would be sailors' to come onboard.
Countryside Club presents 'The Norfolk Broads'
Travelogue 1952 16 mins Silent Location: Horning
Lovely sunny scenes of ramblers and holidaymakers in Norfolk as they take in the sights. This promotional travelogue aims to show the Norfolk Broads as a holiday venue for all ages
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.