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The Wedding of Billy and Joyce 25 March 1950
Congratulations to the happy couple! A lovely record of a special day in Lancaster.
Home movie 1950 9 mins Silent
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This beautifully shot colour film takes us to a special family event. We arrive with the bridal party and guests at the Greaves Methodist Church in Lancaster for the wedding ceremony. When the happy couple have emerged from the church, it's off to the Kings Arms Hotel for the reception, and then the departure of the confetti-strewn newlyweds, waved off on honeymoon by family and friends.
Amateur film 1982 4 mins Location: Harrow
Everyone's home in Harrow to witness Lady Di's debut as a Royal and a record-breaking winter causes chaos in 1981.
Drama 1986 83 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry
The bar flies prepare for the big day with betting, boozing and banter. But will best man Billy break more than his ma’s heart before the wedding?
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten
1947 1 mins Silent
Royal nuptials at Westminster Abbey, attended by the great and good including King George VI and Winston Churchill
Non-Fiction 1923 5 mins Silent
The wedding of Queen Elizabeth II's future parents, as later incarnated by Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in 'The King's Speech'.
Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey
Non-Fiction 1922 8 mins Silent
Newsreel of the lavish royal marriage, which was probably the biggest British newsreel story of the decade.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent
The sartorial build up to the lavish nuptials of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
Workforce of Storey's White Cross Mills, Lancaster (1902) Workforce of Storey's White Cross Mills, Lancaster (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
A great surge of workers pushes through the gates of a Lancashire mill.
Employees Leaving Williamson's Factory, Lancaster (1901) Employees Leaving Williamson's Factory, Lancaster (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Lancastrian workers spill out of a huge textile factory.
Employees Leaving Storey's Moor Lane Mill, Lancaster (1902) Employees Leaving Storey's Moor Lane Mill, Lancaster (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Workers at a Lancaster linoleum factory leave and the gate is firmly shut behind them.
His Worship the Mayor Leaving Lancaster Town Hall (1902) His Worship the Mayor Leaving Lancaster Town Hall (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 0 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Mitchell & Kenyon capture the 'lighter' side of Lancastrian officialdom.
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Some nifty product placement creeps in to this formal portrait of the Lancaster Volunteers.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
Spoiler alert! The fox is always going to outsmart the hounds in this delightful, balletic cartoon that heads from the countryside into 1930s suburbia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 9 mins
Carmen get your cartoon opera fix in this (very!) loose version of Bizet’s classic tale of romance and treachery.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1909 4 mins
Toy Story meets Fatal Attraction in this tale of an Edwardian childhood romance scuppered by poor finances and a stalking dolly
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1940 8 mins
Who does he think he’s kidding? This parodic day-in-the-life portrait of Mr Hitler is one of the very few British examples of comic cartoon propaganda from WW2.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1919 10 mins Silent
Remember when Charlie Chaplin went into space? Reality is no obstacle in this endlessly inventive silent cinema cartoon of the 'Little Tramp'
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 6 mins
1920s canine icon Bonzo the Dog tests the Entente Cordiale to the limit in this silent British cartoon
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