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What's The Hurry?
"Wise people are hastening to Walton-On-Thames". This inventive ad promotes the Surrey town as the ultimate Christmas shopping destination.
Promotional 1934 3 mins
"Wise people are hastening to Walton-on-Thames". A distinctive and effective advert for the virtues of doing one's Christmas shopping in the charming Surrey town, with its "three fine streets of equally fine shops". Using a striking combination of animation, comic sketches, direct address and charming location shots - including High Street, Bridge Street and Church Street - this is both unique and a curiosity.
- United Kingdom
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Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins
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Amateur film 1934 3 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
Amateur film of the final day of play at the Walton-on-Thames Tennis Tournament 1934.
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
Freaky dog show, or world's worst pet owner competition? You decide.
Non-Fiction 1904 3 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
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Amateur film 1940 6 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
Woking's AFS demonstrates its fire-fighting skills in a colourful competition held in 1940 followed by slumbering firemen leaping into action when duty calls.
Non-Fiction 1941 4 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
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Non-Fiction 1900 mins
An Edwardian Bolton Wanderers football team file onto a threadbare pitch
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Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Location: Criccieth
PM David Lloyd George gets outdoors, hoeing potatoes in Criccieth, Wales
Travelogue 1951 9 mins
Travelogue following the historical route taken by Pilgrims from Winchester to Canterbury.
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