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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).

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.

Durham City Bus Travel
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Durham City Bus Travel

Student film19714 mins Location: Durham

A rough and ready student film goes on the buses in Durham, from early morning to the fag end of the day smokers still allowed in the 1970s.

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.

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.

Cambridge
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Cambridge

Documentary197426 mins Location: Cambridge

Ray Gosling brings class consciousness and mischief to this study of the contradictions of Cambridge town and gown.

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.

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!

Colne Trams
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Colne Trams

Amateur film19343 minsSilent Location: Colne

The last days of the trams, and the end of an era for a small Lancashire town.

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.

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