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Amateur film19653 mins Location: Middlesbrough

A ride on the wild side through Middlesbrough and Teesside.

Petworth, Midhurst & Petersfield Line
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Petworth, Midhurst & Petersfield Line

Amateur film195520 mins Location: West Sussex

The twenty miles of rural railway that once lay between Pulborough and Petersfield is wonderfully immortalised in this film from the mid-fifties

Behind the Sirdar Label
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Behind the Sirdar Label

Promotional196920 mins Location: Alverthorpe

A tour that begins with spinning wool and ends with a room full of women, not typing, but silently hand knitting the fashions of swinging London.

Dagenham Borough Council: The Development of Marks Gate Housing Estate, Chadwell Heath (1962)
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Dagenham Borough Council: The Development of Marks Gate Housing Estate, Chadwell Heath (1962)

Sponsored film196221 mins Location: Chadwell Heath

From fields to housing – fascinating film unfolding over a decade showing construction of a new housing development in Chadwell Heath.

Wing Commander G.P Gibson VC, DSO, DFC inspects the Headquarters at Trent Lane
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Wing Commander G.P Gibson VC, DSO, DFC inspects the Headquarters at Trent Lane

Amateur film19443 mins Location: Nottingham

The hero of the Dambusters raid meets Nottingham's airmen of the future.

Crabbers
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Crabbers

Amateur film196113 mins

This beautiful colour film from D J Church follows the work of the Crabbers of Newlyn - who catch the crabs that go into tea-time pots of paste

Hull's Tidal Wave
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Hull's Tidal Wave

Non-Fiction19212 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

A tidal surge in Hull prompts poignant newsreel pictures of wreckage and recovery.

Birmingham Teddy Boys
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Birmingham Teddy Boys

News19736 mins Location: Yardley

As their club bites the dust are the Teddy Boys of Birmingham finding their creepers out of step with the more popular platform shoe?

Armstrong Patents East Gate Beverley Shock Absorber Production Circa 1954
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Armstrong Patents East Gate Beverley Shock Absorber Production Circa 1954

Promotional195417 mins Location: Beverley

Chaplin’s Modern Times comes to mind in this portrait of 1950s factory life, with men metal moulding, and women drilling, assembling, polishing and packaging the end product.

Factory Workers in Clitheroe (1901)
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Factory Workers in Clitheroe (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 mins Location: Clitheroe

Crowds of cotton workers flow through the gates of the Clitheroe textile mill.

Penzance Storm Aftermath
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Penzance Storm Aftermath

News19792 mins Location: Penzance

Storm damage in Penzance and Newlyn

Bilston Parade
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Bilston Parade

Non-Fiction192610 mins

1926's annual Bilston Civic Sunday fell on 6 June and was celebrated with much pomp in the Staffordshire town.

A Day in a Baby's Life
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A Day in a Baby's Life

Non-Fiction19527 mins Location: Saunton Sands

A 1950s baby’s day depicted

Scenes and Incidents at Orpington Athletic Sports
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Scenes and Incidents at Orpington Athletic Sports

Non-Fiction19134 mins Location: Orpington

There’s a sport for everyone at this local athletics event in Kent

The Portable Theatre
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The Portable Theatre

Documentary196824 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry

Meet the McCormick Players and experience one of Ireland’s last travelling theatres before it falls victim to the TV epidemic.

Kangchenjunga 1955
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Kangchenjunga 1955

Amateur film1955107 mins

Amateur footage of the British expedition to Kangchenjunga in 1955. Led by Charles Evans, this expedition saw the first ascent of the mountain.

Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
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Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)

Non-Fiction19024 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.

H Block Hunger Strike
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H Block Hunger Strike

Documentary198033 mins Location: Belfast

An unflinching look at the experience of the 1980 H Block hunger strikers and the potentially stark consequences of their actions.

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