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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.
The Wedding, the Beekeeper, the Pigs and the Broads
Home movie 1933 10 mins Silent Location: Pendine Sands
Brayshays in Laugharne, Buckleys at Llangynin, 'Voyager' on the Thames, 'Seafarer' on Pendine Sands and 'Herzogin Cecilie' on the rocks.
A Momento of your Wonderfull Day
Amateur film 1968 10 mins Silent Location: Aberystwyth
The groom, Robin Varley, waiting on the steps of the Tabernacle Chapel, in Powell Street, Aberystwyth, on 19/10/1968, looks at his watch. Where is she, his bride, Beryl Jones?
Wedding of Miss Carrie Alexander, Faversham 1913
Non-Fiction 1913 4 mins Silent Location: Faversham
The mayor's daughter gets hitched in style in the Kent market town.
“Let’s Dream” Introducing Clarkson-Richardson Wedding
Amateur film 1949 9 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
A beautiful memento of a post-war wedding in Jarrow on South Tyneside.
Princess Di Wedding and Winter Snow
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.
The Wedding of Kathleen and Idris
Amateur film 1955 10 mins Silent Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Beautiful but unusual wedding film in that a pig makes a brief and unexpected appearance, and the bridesmaids appear to be going off on honeymoon with the bride and groom.
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)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Lancastrian workers spill out of a huge textile factory.
His Worship the Mayor Leaving Lancaster Town Hall (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Mitchell & Kenyon capture the 'lighter' side of Lancastrian officialdom.
Return of the Lancaster Volunteers (1901)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Some nifty product placement creeps in to this formal portrait of the Lancaster Volunteers.
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.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.
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