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Rollarena
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Rollarena

News19825 mins Location: Plymouth

Skate, rattle and roll as the roller skate fad hits Plymouth.

Dead London
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Dead London

Drama199620 mins Location: Farringdon Station

Ewan Bremner and Dexter Fletcher star as a pair of morbid fortune tellers in this modern tale of dark arts.

Terry-Thomas returns to the stage
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Terry-Thomas returns to the stage

Current affairs19724 mins Location: Torquay

Terry-Thomas talks effusively in this interview about his return to the stage. 

Chichester Tour
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Chichester Tour

Amateur film19627 minsSilent Location: Chichester

A fascinating film showing the cathedral city of Chichester before the arrival of its ringroad and the pedestrianisation of its Roman streets.

Sunderland: Old and New
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Sunderland: Old and New

Amateur film19729 minsSilent Location: Sunderland

A look at the commercial district and shipyards that were once the beating heart of Sunderland.

The Reconstruction of Plymouth
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The Reconstruction of Plymouth

Amateur film195111 minsSilent Location: Plymouth

A public works programme enacts the Plan for Plymouth penned by Patrick Abercrombie in 1943 following heavy devastation by air raids.

London - King's Road, Chelsea
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London - King's Road, Chelsea

Amateur film19676 minsSilent Location: Chelsea

Hang out with the ‘dedicated followers of fashion’ down the King’s Road in the Swinging Sixties.

Market Day at St. Albans
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Market Day at St. Albans

Amateur film19693 minsSilent Location: St Albans

Amateur filmmaker John Anderson captures the tail end of the sixties, incidentally showing the pop culture and homeware trends of this era, visiting market day in St. Albans.

Hull Fair (1902)
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Hull Fair (1902)

Non-Fiction19024 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The ornate pavilions of cinematographs, boxing booths and menageries at Hull Fair.

Elephants in Plymouth
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Elephants in Plymouth

News19631 minsSilent Location: Plymouth

Indian Elephants descend at Friary Train Station and walk the streets of Plymouth

Hart's Ice Cream of St Ives
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Hart's Ice Cream of St Ives

News19834 mins Location: St Ives

Tune down, turn off and scoop out as the famous outlet for ice cream closes its doors.

The Song We Sing is About Freedom
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The Song We Sing is About Freedom

Documentary197517 mins Location: Trawsfynydd

Across the communist/capitalist divide of the Cold War, a choir from Hungary visits a choir in Blaenau Ffestiniog and both discover, despite differences, a shared humanity.

War Looms Over London (September 1938)
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War Looms Over London (September 1938)

Amateur film19393 minsSilent Location: Westminster

Atmospheric film capturing the mood of the capital ahead of the war. From ARP adverts to the building of bombshelters, London prepares for war.

Funeral in Manchester (1904)
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Funeral in Manchester (1904)

Non-Fiction19042 minsSilent Location: Manchester

Crowds line the streets of Edwardian Manchester to send off an unidentified military hero.

Connah's Quay Carnival and Fete 1965
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Connah's Quay Carnival and Fete 1965

Amateur film196514 minsSilent Location: Connah's Quay

The Connah's Quay Old People's Association demonstrates that it's not just the young that are embued with carnival spirit.

Winston Churchill Film
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Winston Churchill Film

News19769 mins Location: Mapledurham

An audacious plot to kidnap Winston Churchill brought to life by a cast of 'A' listers in an Oxfordshire village.

Old Northchurch Part 1
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Old Northchurch Part 1

Amateur film196623 minsSilent Location: Northchurch

Step off the high street, into the back lanes of a Hertfordshire village and witness a forgotten travelling trade

Old Northchurch Part 2
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Old Northchurch Part 2

Amateur film196614 minsSilent Location: Northchurch

Bird’s eye view of the Hertfordshire village of Northchurch from the roof of St. Mary’s Church

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The final year of the war was a tough one for British film, but the industry did its patriotic best.

Suffragettes on Film
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"You have to make more noise than anybody else!," cried Suffragette pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst. But how to make more noise in silent film?

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Celebrating side-splitting film and TV, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.