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Tony Buys a Bike
A lucky schoolboy gets a brand new bike for Christmas in this charming wartime promotional film.
Promotional 1942 17 mins Silent
A lucky schoolboy gets a brand new bike for Christmas in this charming, playful film from the Cyclists' Touring Club, promoting the joys of club cycling and good road sense - especially on a Claud Butler bike! In one delightful sequence, toy cars and model streets come to life; in another, simple animated diagrams demonstrate the importance of a correct riding position and a personalised fitting.
The shop shown in the film was almost certainly located at 71 Grand Parade, Harringay, one of the original bicycle retail shops established in London by dealer and frame-builder Claud Butler during the late 1920s and early 30s. Claud Butler remains one of the UK's leading cycle brands.
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”.
Documentary 1980 14 mins Location: Haworth
Richard Whiteley joins children on the Worth Valley Railway Santa’s Special, while the Haworth Town Band sing On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at.
Government sponsored film 1977 2 mins Location: Belfast
Christmas in Belfast at the height of 'The Troubles'. Not the most wonderful time of year.
Musical 1964 70 mins Location: Liverpool
An incredibly joyous TV musical about a young woman's search for her long-lost cousin.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Trick film 1898 1 mins Silent
These Victorian children's Christmas wishes come true in a very special early British film
Current affairs 1986 7 mins Location: Coventry
Two councils with two different approaches to LGBT rights.
Davis Family Films: Second Film Of Stanhope Gardens; Lord Mayor’s Show, Haringey and City (1966) Davis Family Films: Second Film Of Stanhope Gardens; Lord Mayor’s Show, Haringey and City (1966)
Amateur film 1966 6 mins Silent Location: Harringay
James Bond, Graham Hill, Winston Churchill and St Paul’s Cathedral all feature in this brilliant home movie from the Davis Family Film collection.
Davis Family Films: Dympna & Richard, First Film of Stanhope Gardens, Haringey (1965) Davis Family Films: Dympna & Richard, First Film of Stanhope Gardens, Haringey (1965)
Amateur film 1965 4 mins Silent Location: Harringay
Cracking costumes, including a Chinese dragon, a mermaid and a giant milk bottle that looks like a space rocket, feature in this home movie of a 1965 Tottenham street parade.
Davis Family Films: Maisie's Funeral, Beckenham, Haringey, London (1965) Davis Family Films: Maisie's Funeral, Beckenham, Haringey, London (1965)
Amateur film 1965 5 mins Silent Location: Harringay
Following film of a funeral at Beckenham crematorium, this home movie shows Christmas in London.
Davis Family Films: Clacton-On-Sea, Trafalgar Square and Manor House (1963) Davis Family Films: Clacton-On-Sea, Trafalgar Square and Manor House (1963)
Amateur film 1963 4 mins Silent Location: Harringay
Ice cream on a London estate, Westminster landmarks and a seaside holiday feature in this great home movie from the 1963.
Davis Family Films: Mum's Funeral, Haringey and Porthcawl (1964) Davis Family Films: Mum's Funeral, Haringey and Porthcawl (1964)
Amateur film 1964 5 mins Silent Location: Harringay
Despite the sad subject matter, this is a sweet film with great shots of south Wales scenery and opening with a family sun-worshipping session in London.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.