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Demolition in Salford
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Demolition in Salford

Student film19685 minsSilent Location: Ordsall

Life in the wasteland - scenes from the rebuilding of a city.

Welwyn Garden City: A Kind of Travelogue
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Welwyn Garden City: A Kind of Travelogue

Amateur film196418 minsSilent Location: Welwyn Garden City

A moving picture-esque pamphlett. A virtual travel brochure. Showcasing England's first Garden City, with amateur filmmaker F.J. Douglas as your tour guide.

Whitby June-July 1945
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Whitby June-July 1945

Non-Fiction194510 minsSilent Location: Whitby

Despite being shot during the closing stages of the Second World War, Whitby appears full of tranquillity and peace.

Hoegate Street Baths and Wash Houses
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Hoegate Street Baths and Wash Houses

News19684 mins Location: Plymouth

Public baths and wash houses have a long tradition of offering cleanliness in all parts of the country.

Dawdon Colliery
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Dawdon Colliery

News19678 mins Location: Dawdon

Grit, grime and graft fathoms beneath the North Sea for coal miners at Dawdon Colliery.

Come with Me to Bridport
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Come with Me to Bridport

Travelogue195120 mins Location: Bridport

"Line, twine and netmaking" - in Dorset with Richard Dimbleby.

This Wonderful Creation
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This Wonderful Creation

Documentary197624 mins Location: Saltaire

Back to Victorian times: a rich employer provides decent housing, a hospital, a library, a school, a boathouse, almshouses and public baths.

Catholic Children's Procession Through Middlesbrough
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Catholic Children's Procession Through Middlesbrough

Amateur film19502 minsSilent Location: Middlesbrough

Whatever your faith, the annual Corpus Christi procession was an event you could hardly miss in Middlesbrough.

Madeley Before Redevelopment
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Madeley Before Redevelopment

Promotional19678 minsSilent Location: Madeley

Views of historic Madeley in Shropshire during the winter of 1967, as the spectre of a new town looms.

Hatfield Civic Week
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Hatfield Civic Week

Sponsored film196534 minsSilent Location: Hatfield

Dog derby and drama, Beat dancing, and Boy Scouts. New Town Hatfield becomes a hive of activity for ‘Civic Week’, a week long celebration with events programmed for young and old.

Pork Scratchings
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Pork Scratchings

News19775 mins Location: Bloxwich

The Black Country delicacy that's as hard to crack as the locally produced iron and steel.

A Trip to Totnes
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A Trip to Totnes

News19705 mins Location: Totnes

The unique town of Totnes is described for viewers

Visit to North Wales
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Visit to North Wales

Amateur film195017 minsSilent Location: Criccieth

Let the Rev. Albert Knowles of Grindleton be your guide to the attractive and interesting places of north Wales e.g. Llanystumdwy, Harlech and Aberdaron.

Postman Plus
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Postman Plus

Documentary197014 mins Location: Penrith

It's always nice to see the friendly postman - mail deliveries and more in the Lake District.

Tamworth Traffic
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Tamworth Traffic

Non-Fiction19788 mins Location: Tamworth

It's taking forty-five minutes to travel half a mile! The people of Tamworth want their bypass now!

Llandovery Cricket and the Claerwen Dam
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Llandovery Cricket and the Claerwen Dam

Home movie19567 minsSilent Location: Llandovery/Llanymddyfri

From a cricket match in Llandovery to a love match at the Elan Valley Hotel, with shots of a dam and a hunting party thrown in.

Where on St Erth?
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Where on St Erth?

Sport19665 mins Location: St Erth

The villagers of St Erth put themselves on the map

Y Gwr O Gwr Yr Aran
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Y Gwr O Gwr Yr Aran

197829 mins Location: Llanuwchllyn

Teacher Frank Letch of Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd discusses his life and living with his acquired disability in this TV documentary. In Welsh with English subtitles.

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