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Wolverhampton into the SeventiesWolverhampton into the Seventies

Documentary197020 mins Location: Wolverhampton

Bricks and mortar makes way for concrete and reinforced steel as Wolverhampton sweeps the past aside in a modernist town planning utopia.

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A Growing BusinessA Growing Business

19542 mins Location: St Mary Bourne

Sweet ‘docu-commercial’ for Cadbury’s Bourn-vita, filmed around Bourne St Mary’s, Hampshire.

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Shell: Sammy Davis Jr.Shell: Sammy Davis Jr.

Advert19611 minsSilent

Sammy Davis Jr sings “You’re Going Well on Shell” in this mini-musical sprint across London.

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Saturday FeverSaturday Fever

Cinemagazine19619 mins Location: Tottenham

A snapshot of Saturday afternoon football watched by thousands of adoring fans, plus contrasting scenes of Southport and Spurs players in training.

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Heinz Baked Beans : Common MarketHeinz Baked Beans : Common Market

Advert19721 mins

In 1972 Britain entered the European common market full of beans. What could go wrong?

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Scotland SpeaksScotland Speaks

Documentary194120 mins Location: Stirling

Well-known landmarks such as Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields feature in this propaganda film about Scotland during the Second World War.

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Alternative RouteAlternative Route

Documentary197013 minsSilent Location: Whalley

Too much traffic? The Whalley-Clitheroe bypass provides the solution.

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The Selsey TramwayThe Selsey Tramway

Amateur film19282 minsSilent Location: Chichester

This amazing footage captures a unique little railway at work during its declining years in the late 1920s

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Madeley Before RedevelopmentMadeley 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.

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Barging through LondonBarging through London

192411 mins Location: Limehouse

Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.

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Pork ScratchingsPork Scratchings

News19775 mins Location: Bloxwich

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

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The Wharfedale SceneThe Wharfedale Scene

Home movie197715 mins Location: Ilkley

With the so-called ‘winter of discontent’ on the horizon, here we have summer contentment generated by the serenity and simple life of ‘God’s own county’.

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Postman PlusPostman Plus

Documentary197014 mins Location: Penrith

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

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Tamworth TrafficTamworth 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!

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Bognor 1954Bognor 1954

Amateur film19547 minsSilent Location: Bognor Regis

Amateur film of a family trip to Bognor, including shots of the beach and the pier.

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Where on St Erth?Where on St Erth?

Sport19665 mins Location: St Erth

The villagers of St Erth put themselves on the map

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A Bit of Old BurnleyA Bit of Old Burnley

Amateur film19405 minsSilent Location: Burnley

Come for a drive around the streets of a busy Lancashire town.

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