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SERVIANS FOR THE FRONT

Servians For The Front (1910-1919)

Blessing of the Servian Colours by the Chaplin prior to the departure of...

ALL SOULS DAY

All Souls Day (1910-1919)

Ceremony on the Cornish Coast. Prayers for the dead and sprinkling flowers on the...

 LAUNCH OF MASSEY SHAW

Launch Of Massey Shaw (1935)

The Fire Launch 'Massey Shaw' is released into the water.

The world's sports meeting

The World's Sports Meeting (1920)

1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, Opening ceremony

DUKE OF NORFOLK INSPECTS SPECIALS

Duke Of Norfolk Inspects Specials (1916)

Duke of Norfolk inspects 'Specials' of J Division; and makes...

BENFLEET

Benfleet (1920-1930)

A new bridge is constructed.

LINCOLN'S 91ST BISHOP

Lincoln's 91st Bishop (1933)

The new Bishop of Lincoln is enthroned in traditional service.

CHINESE CEREMONY

Chinese Ceremony (1930)

Short shots of Chinese scenes including the "Ceremony of Fire".

TRADITION AT THE TOWER

Tradition At The Tower (1946)

Chief warden of Tower of London puts on beefeater's uniform + Ceremony of...

 JAPANESE PRINCE IN ENGLAND

Japanese Prince In England (1920-1929)

Prince Hirohito meets British Royal Family and military officials...

CHAMPAGNE STORY

Champagne Story (1963)

The ancient ceremony of Cochelet is an annual celebration of traditional Champagne...

EYAM FLORAL TRIBUTE TO THE PLAGUE aka EYAM WELL-DRESSING

Eyam Floral Tribute To The Plague AKA Eyam Well-Dressing (1965)

Flower petals are used to make...

FOR OVER A THOUSAND YEARS

For Over A Thousand Years (1932)

Religious parade in Bavaria.

VIVE LE ROI! VIVE LE ROI!!

Vive Le Roi! Vive Le Roi!! (1932)

King Albert of Belgium cheered by crowds.

KING FUAD

King Fuad (1933)

King Fuad I at ceremony to open Egyptian Parliament in Cairo.

REMEMBERING THEIR COMRADES IN THE CELESTIAL SHADES

Remembering Their Comrades In The Celestial Shades (1933)

Chinese soldiers take part in religious...

BIRKENHEAD'S NEW FERRYBOAT

Birkenhead's New Ferryboat (1933)

A new ferry for use on the River Mersey is launched.

PRINCESS HELENA VICTORIA

Princess Helena Victoria (1933)

The Granddaughter of Queen Victoria opens new Hospital in Bexhill,...

YORKSHIRE'S GREAT NEW GATEWAY

Yorkshire's Great New Gateway (1933)

The Lord Mayor of Wakefield opens a new bridge over the River...

 THRUMS RE-VISITED  - version 1

Thrums Re-Visited - Version 1 (1930)

Playwright and author J M Barrie receives the Freedom of his...

CANADA'S FIRST WARSHIP

Canada's First Warship (1930)

A Canadian naval destroyer is launched from a shipyard in Southampton.

A LITTLE BIT OF

A Little Bit Of "Old England" (1933)

Citizens of Hereford 'beat the bounds' in an ancient ceremony.

IN HONOUR OF ST. FRANCIS

In Honour Of St. Francis (1933)

Children in Italy release thousands of little birds in remembrance of...

A NOVEL LAUNCH

A Novel Launch (1930)

The warship HMS Bulldog is launched - fully equipped - from Newcastle-on-Tyne.

"Slums Are A Disgrace!" (1933)

Dame Sybil Thorndike lays a foundation stone for new model flats in...

THE EMPEROR OF ABYSSINIA

The Emperor Of Abyssinia (1933)

Haile Selassie lays foundation stone for Abyssinian parliament.

A NEW FRENCH LUXURY LINER

A New French Luxury Liner (1930)

Launch of the new French liner SS Djenne.

EDINBURGH'S FIRST ROYAL

Edinburgh's First Royal "Freewoman" (1930)

Princess Mary receives the Freedom of Edinburgh and opens...

SIR JAMES BARRIE, OM

Sir James Barrie, Om (1930)

Author / playwright Sir J M Barrie becomes Chancellor of Edinburgh...

FRANCE'S

France's "Corps D'elite" (1930)

Parade of France's Garde Republicaine.

BY ELECTRIC TO BRIGHTON - Mute Version

By Electric To Brighton - Mute Version (1933)

The newly electrified railway line from London to...

"For Those In Peril On The Sea ..." (1931)

New lifeboat is launched in front of large crowd at...

WORLD'S LARGEST OIL TANKER

World's Largest Oil Tanker (1930)

The oil tanker J H Senior is launched in Germany.

GERMANY'S DIAMOND JUBILEE

Germany's Diamond Jubilee (1931)

President Hindenburg inspects troops to celebrate Germany's Jubilee.

LONDON WANTS MORE!

London Wants More! (1931)

Barking's new swimming pool is opened by various local councillors.

STUDENTS' BOISTEROUS WELCOME

Students' Boisterous Welcome (1931)

Winston Churchill receives warm welcome as Lord Rector of...

"Sweep Away All Slums!" (1931)

Nancy Astor lays foundation stone at set of model flats in London.

BELFRY AT YPRES OPENED

Belfry At Ypres Opened (1934)

Belfry of Ypres is restored and opened by the Crown Prince Leopold of...

FREE KISSING DAY

Free Kissing Day (1934)

Tutti-men collect penny or a kiss from every girl in the village - annual...

BIRMINGHAM HOSPITAL EXTENSION

Birmingham Hospital Extension (1934)

Foundation Stone for the extension of the Birmingham hospital is...

DONCASTER AIR-PORT aka DONCASTER AIRPORT

Doncaster Air-Port AKA Doncaster Airport (1934)

Lord Lonsdale opens a new airport at Doncaster.

BROUGHT INTO SERVICE

Brought Into Service (1934)

New Italian warship "Diaz" is brought into service.

DANCING ... TO CHURCH!

Dancing ... To Church! (1931)

People in Luxembourg dance in parade as part of an ancient ceremony.

EX-SERVICEMEN OF EVERY SCOTTISH REGIMENT

Ex-Servicemen Of Every Scottish Regiment (1931)

Veterans attend a service of remembrance in Glasgow.

GERMANY'S POCKET BATTLESHIP - version a

Germany's Pocket Battleship - Version A (1931)

President Von Hindenburg at Kiel for the launching of...

GERMANY'S POCKET BATTLESHIP - version b

Germany's Pocket Battleship - Version B (1931)

President Von Hindenburg at Kiel for the launching of...

LUXEMBURG FURRY DANCE aka LUXEMBOURG FURRY DANCE

Luxemburg Furry Dance AKA Luxembourg Furry Dance (1935)

The people of Echternach perform the...

LAUNCH OF ORCADES

Launch Of Orcades (1936)

Ocean liner, 'Orcades', is launched at...

ONE OF HUMANITY'S GREATEST BENEFACTORS aka HUMANITIES

One Of Humanity's Greatest Benefactors AKA Humanities (1931)

Madame Marie Curie is presented...

NEW CHELSEA BRIDGE OPENED

New Chelsea Bridge Opened (1937)

Prime Minster of Canada opens a new Chelsea Bridge in London.