Non-Fiction19744 mins Location: Upper Gornal
Sam Jeavons is a Black Country horse man through and through and May Day is a time to decorate his wagon and bring some colour to Upper Gornal's streets.
Documentary19447 mins Location: Stanion
An extraordinary and unexpected snapshot of rural life in wartime in which a young black girl is crowned Queen of the May.
Amateur film19529 minsSilent
Spring comes to Scotland in the 1950s: feed playful lambs, pick a host of glorious daffodils, and harness your faithful horse to the plough in this lovely amateur colour film.
Non-Fiction19576 minsSilent Location: Birmingham
Out and about across the Midlands to see what people do with their Easter Monday holiday. Spring is in the air with time for swimming, funfairs and a good honest pint.
Amateur film193921 minsSilent Location: Slindon
A film of bucolic bliss - where children enjoy both summer fun and winter frolics despite the start of the Second World War
Amateur film196310 mins Location: Pontypridd
Bedding, table lamps, coffee set, lighter, toaster … gifts that will set up Patricia Morgan and Kenneth Haynes for married life after their wedding at St Mary’s Church, Glyntaf.
Non-Fiction19298 minsSilent Location: Blackpool
It’s Easter and men, women and children all over England enjoy a day out, be it on the beach, at the races or at the zoo
Bootle May Day Demonstration and Crowning of the May Queen (1903)Bootle May Day Demonstration and Crowning of the May Queen (1903)
Non-Fiction190318 minsSilent Location: Bootle
May Day revellers brave a wet and windy day in Edwardian Merseyside.
Amateur film19667 minsSilent Location: Daventry
Large crowds are drawn to a traditional English May Day celebrations in Daventry complete with a flower garlanded May Queen and dancing in the town square.
196626 mins Location: Pendle Hill
A deft TV documentary portrait of the life of a shepherding family during lambing season in north-east Lancashire.
Booth: Hastings, May Procession and Ilkeston CarnivalBooth: Hastings, May Procession and Ilkeston Carnival
Amateur film193716 minsSilent Location: Hastings
From a seaside getaway in Hastings to all the marching bands that Ilkeston could muster. A home movie that travels the UK.
Birdwell Primary School May Queen 1961-1964 & School CentenaryBirdwell Primary School May Queen 1961-1964 & School Centenary
Amateur film196460 minsSilent Location: Barnsley
You may remember school processions, or having to perform in a play in front of the parents, as rather dull; not for these children in the early 1960s who clearly relish showing off.
Amateur film197811 minsSilent Location: Chesterfield
Politics, partying, and a penalty shoot-out at the Derbyshire town's inaugural May Day bank holiday funfair
Non-Fiction19672 mins Location: Birmingham
John Swallow attempts to discover what people know about the tradition of eggs at Easter. Is it a Pagan or Christian religious symbol or is it just good for the food trade?
May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956
Home movie195613 minsSilent Location: Brent
Four films capturing a family summer in 1956, with highlights coming from London Zoo, where a very different attitude to animal care is on display.
Non-Fiction19032 minsSilent Location: Rhyl
Rhyl's holiday season kicks off with a bang as residents and traders put their best foot forward for the May Day parade
Non-Fiction191913 minsSilent Location: Wath Upon Dearne
The whole spectrum of colliery workers and their families take a break from work, parade their horses and exhibit their natural cheerfulness.
Non-Fiction19041 minsSilent Location: Knutsford
The May Queen and Morris men celebrate May Day in Edwardian Cheshire.
193216 mins Location: Cheviot Hills, The
The day-to-day life and work of a characteristic Scottish shepherd in the border country during lambing season.
Non-Fiction19139 minsSilent Location: Higher Shotton
You wouldn't dress like that for the beach nowadays, but these day trippers are having a whale of a time
Amateur film19796 minsSilent Location: Pulham Market
A wet welly race, tug o' war, and maypole dancing are the traditions of the May Day celebrations in Pulham Market.
Country Close-Up: McConkey the Donkey and his cartCountry Close-Up: McConkey the Donkey and his cart
School programme and Educational film195821 minsSilent Location: Maesmawr Hall
From treacle for a pony to sandwiches for harvesters, the Trant children contribute to the smooth running of Maesmawr Hall farm, Welshpool.
Amateur film19664 minsSilent Location: Battersea Park
All things bright and beautiful: flowers, floats, fire engines and the football World Cup burst into colour at the Easter festivities.
Amateur film19149 minsSilent Location: Shanklin
Join in the fun at a garden party at the Arthur Webster Memorial Hospital at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.
News19621 minsSilent Location: Felixstowe
Anglia Television document how East Anglians have chosen to spend their Easter extended weekend.
News19661 minsSilent Location: Mylor Bridge
A stunning array of millinery is judged as part of the Easter celebrations.
Non-Fiction19683 minsSilent Location: Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth, Cleethorpes, Skegness and Clacton all feature sunbathing, donkey rides, bank holiday traffic queues and rowdy youths.
Home movie196411 minsSilent Location: Harwich
Clearly a family with sea legs, the Wing family from Essex visit Harwich and Walton at Easter time for idling and sailing. Home movie by accomplished amateur filmmaker Ron Wing.
Amateur film195232 minsSilent Location: Hastings
Join David and Vincent at Easter in this charming film from 1952. We'll go on an excursion to Pett Level to see frolicking lambs, have a picnic and a walk along the cliffs.
Spring blossom and young animals at Maesmawr Hall, WelshpoolSpring blossom and young animals at Maesmawr Hall, Welshpool
School programme and Educational film195810 minsSilent Location: Maesmawr Hall
From exquisite spring blossom to lambs, calves, foals and electric shearing
Amateur film19372 minsSilent Location: Wroxham Broad
Easter fell at the end of March in 1937 and, judging from the grey skies, wind and woolly jumpers in this film, it may well have been a cold one!
Amateur film19347 minsSilent Location: Arnold
Crowds gather at a Nottingham church to see the bride and groom on their happiest day.
School programme and Educational film195910 minsSilent Location: Maesmawr Hall
On a farm the children work too: whilst the men are in the field with the tractors, the youngsters fetch hay for the ponies and mend a puncture.
Manchester Sunday Schools Whit Monday Procession (1904)Manchester Sunday Schools Whit Monday Procession (1904)
Non-Fiction19049 minsSilent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the city streets to see a parade of beautifully turned out children in a festive parade.
Home movie19381 minsSilent Location: Epping Forest
This film offers a rare chance to see a toddler trying to start a car, before he trots through a London park with pipe-smoking father.
Travelogue194712 mins Location: Hyde Park
Stroll through Hyde Park in your winter coat, but with the daffodils beginning to bloom, spring is nearly here!
School programme and Educational film19588 minsSilent Location: Maesmawr Hall
Spring on the farm: there's never a dull moment with thirsty lambs, braying baby donkey, hedge-laying, gate-hanging and wood-chopping.
Non-Fiction19297 minsSilent Location: Pwllheli
Pwllheli basks in the sun and enjoys a community event that includes 2 Queens, 4 horses, a bride & groom, a bunch of bananas and the fire brigade.