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Train Entering Hove Station
A scene from the golden age of rail travel - all the hustle and bustle of a Victorian train station
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent
Most movie fans know that the first filmmakers liked to shoot trains entering stations. This example by Sussex film pioneer George Albert Smith illustrates why. The train's rush towards the audience brings movement and visual drama. The flurry of human activity offers plenty for the audience to engage with - who are these people and where are they going? And the time pressure exerted by the fact that the train must soon depart adds narrative tension - will everyone get on and off in time?
Sport 1896 0 mins Silent
A pioneering example of filmed news: from Epsom to the screen in record time
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth
Take a good look at one of the era's largest warships - the hefty H.M.S. Powerful, back from the Boer War
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Belfast
A view down the High Street featuring the Albert Clock, a shot of Queen's Bridge and the docks
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Amateur film 1962 4 mins Silent Location: Hove
Travel back in time to 1962 and see bubble cars on the road, service at the garage as it used to be and the Queen and Prince Philip paying a visit to Hove's Greyhound Stadium.
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes
Amateur film 1969 5 mins Silent Location: Hove
Litter Bugs beware! Keep Britain Tidy campaigners aim to get their message across during Hove's colourful carnival in this nostalgic short film from the Albany Cine Club
Amateur film 1968 4 mins Silent Location: Hove
This model effort shows an architect's vision for the rebuilding of Hove Town Hall - in the style known as Brutalist
Amateur film 1935 6 mins Silent Location: Hove
Christian organisation the Crusaders gather at Kinloch Hall, Hove
Amateur film 1948 2 mins Silent Location: Hove
Australian national hero and cricketing legend, Don Bradman, runs the gauntlet of cricket fans in this amazing film from the 1948 tour
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.