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Sunday Best and Seaplanes - Monkton and Pembroke Dock
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Sunday Best and Seaplanes - Monkton and Pembroke Dock

Home movie19521 minsSilent Location: Monkton

From Sunday streets to the sea – the merry kids of Monkton, and Pembroke Dock’s famous flying boats

V.E. Celebrations at Newport May 1945
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V.E. Celebrations at Newport May 1945

Amateur film19459 minsSilent Location: Newport/Casnewydd

Beautifully presented production from The Newport and District Amateur Film Society which gives a real flavour of city celebrations on Victory in Europe Day (8th May 1945).

Great Central Railway
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Great Central Railway

Non-Fiction19625 mins Location: Chesterfield

Doctor Beeching sounds the death knell for the Great Central main line.

Conway Castle - panoramic view of Conway on the L.& N.W. Railway
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Conway Castle - panoramic view of Conway on the L.& N.W. Railway

Non-Fiction18982 minsSilent Location: Conwy Castle

Conwy's bridge, castle and station glide past, as if in a dream, in this beautiful phantom train ride film (no ghosts but apparently no train either) from 1898.

Cheese Rolling
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Cheese Rolling

News19601 minsSilent Location: Cooper's Hill

Injuries abound as the annual cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill near Brockworth claims its usual victims.

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.

Billy Fury at the ABC Plymouth
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Billy Fury at the ABC Plymouth

Current affairs19623 mins Location: Plymouth

Billy Fury is interviewed before his concert at the ABC in Plymouth.

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.

West of England
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West of England

Industry sponsored film195110 mins Location: Stroud

The Stroud valleys of Gloucestershire in glorious Technicolor - and with a Laurie Lee script.

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.

Battle Of Spion Kop: Ambulance Corps Crossing The Tugela River (2)
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Battle Of Spion Kop: Ambulance Corps Crossing The Tugela River (2)

19000 minsSilent

Stunning cinematic record of a key British defeat in the Boer War

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!

Great Central Railway
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Great Central Railway

Non-Fiction19625 mins Location: Chesterfield

Doctor Beeching sounds the death knell for the Great Central main line.

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

A Bit of Old Burnley
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A 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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Victorian Film
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Victorian Film

Queen Victoria's long reign famously saw extraordinary advances: in industry, transport, science, culture... But one vital innovation is too often missed: the moving image, the last great invention of the age. Yet film forever changed the way we see the world. And even before the French Lumière brothers presented their first demonstrations in London in 1895, British filmmakers were beginning to make their mark. Now, for the first time, we are making publically available all of the BFI's collections of British films made in the first six years of the medium - from 1895 to 1901.

Public Information Films
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Public Information Films

Stop! Look! Listen! For decades public information films have been educating, persuading and above all warning us of hidden dangers.

The Pleasure Principle
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The Pleasure Principle

From Victorian voyeurism to Soho striptease: how a hidden film industry emerged to satisfy the sexual appetites of (male) viewers.