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The Distant Thames
A river symphony and an early example of stereoscopic film made about the River Thames.
Interest film 1951 9 mins
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Produced for the Festival of Britain in 1951 by Raymond Spottiswoode, the Royal River, from which this extract originates, was made during a short-lived golden era for 3D film. Available here in 2D, this extract has a lovely lilting quality; get carried away by William Alwyn's pastoral score and the delightful panoramic views of Windsor.
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Windsor
The senior regiment of the British Army, the Life Guards, are dismissed after a Royal Review
Review of the Life Guards by Her Majesty the Queen Review of the Life Guards by Her Majesty the Queen
Non-Fiction 1899 2 mins Location: Windsor
Spot the Queen, as she bids farewell to part of the Household Cavalry before they head off to the Anglo-Boer war
Amateur film 1971 5 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Join the Lee family as they tour Windsor Safari Park and its famous Dolphinarium in this film from 1971. Then follow them to Blackpool Beach for pony trekking and donkey rides.
Amateur film 1960 3 mins Silent Location: Beaconsfield
Join Gillian and Roger as they wander like giants about Bekonscot Model Village - before shrinking back to size for a visit Windsor Castle and the swans on the River Thames
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Hauntingly beautiful images of flooded rural Surrey
Amateur film 1960 18 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Windsor Castle dominates this film of a family excursion to the much visited royal town. We also see riverboats on the Thames as well as ocean-going liners on the Solent.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
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.
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.
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