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
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).
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.
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
Promotional19678 minsSilent Location: Madeley
Views of historic Madeley in Shropshire during the winter of 1967, as the spectre of a new town looms.
Battle Of Spion Kop: Ambulance Corps Crossing The Tugela River (2)
Stunning cinematic record of a key British defeat in the Boer War
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.
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
Stop! Look! Listen! For decades public information films have been educating, persuading and above all warning us of hidden dangers.
The Pleasure Principle
From Victorian voyeurism to Soho striptease: how a hidden film industry emerged to satisfy the sexual appetites of (male) viewers.