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Women's March through London
"Three cheers to our gallant soldiers", proclaim suffragette marchers as they rally to show their willingness to help the war effort.
Non-Fiction 1915 2 mins
At the outset of World War I, Britain's suffragettes called off their campaigning for the vote and instead offered their help in mobilising women to work in munitions factories. This impressive rally was intended as a show of patriotic solidarity. Though not universally welcomed, it turned out to be a shrewd move, which helped the campaigners secure their prize in the last months of the war.
Suffragettes on Film
Miss Davison's Funeral
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Location: Bloomsbury
The funeral procession of suffragette Emily Davison - fatally injured at the Epsom Derby - passes through London to her final resting place in Morpeth.
Womens March through London
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Location: London
Suffragettes advance from Bow to Baker Street, jostling with the London traffic on their way to the Portman Rooms.
Comedy 1911 7 mins
Irrepressible sister act Tilly and Sally throw a party - of sorts - in this chaotic comedy caper.
Scenes from Suffragette Demonstration at Newcastle
Non-Fiction 1909 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Supporters of the Women's Social and Political Union campaign in the North East.
Will There Be Women MPs?
Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Location: London
The leading organisation fighting for women's suffrage changes tack, as Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst launch the Women's Party.
Tilly and the Fire Engines
Comedy 1911 2 mins
Mischievous sisters Tilly and Sally borrow a fire engine and take it for a joy ride in this spirited film comedy.
The Punk Kebab Documentary
Drama 1977 13 mins Location: Buckingham Palace
Subverted and amusing piece about the history of kebabs, infused with a punk flavour.
May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956
Home movie 1956 13 mins Location: Brent
Four films capturing a family summer in 1956, with highlights coming from London Zoo, where a very different attitude to animal care is on display.
Gaumont Graphic No. 406
Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins Location: Buckingham Palace
This intriguing and beautifully-shot newsreel features sea-faring heroes, feisty females and a generous lick of paint for a Mississippi steamship.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Location: Buckingham Palace
The campaign for women's suffrage steps up as Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
London's Free Shows
Travelogue 1924 8 mins Location: Westminster
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
News 1966 1 mins Location: Dorset
Automated enforcement is the new way police are clamping down on traffic offenders.
Jeremy Thorpe and Peter Bessell 1964-1967
News 1964 15 mins Location: Devon
The 1964 election of Liberal MPs in the South West is celebrated but beneath there is another side to the high level affairs of the Liberal Party.
Mexican Fiesta in Totnes
News 1966 2 mins Location: Totnes
The Mexican Fiesta hits town and brings with it Aztec glory and sombreros!
The Price of Television
News 1962 6 mins Location: Plymouth
Interviews on the streets of Plymouth following the publication of the Pilkington Report on the future of television and broadcasting.
News 1968 1 mins Location: Great Torrington
Dairy woman set to retire after fifty years of milk deliveries in and around Torrington.
Our Rotary Holiday in Cornwall
Non-Fiction 1947 17 mins Location: Gorran Haven
Rotarians and their wives holiday in Cornwall in post-war Britain.