The Middle Class Hanbook's favourite British Pathe reels

Ten fantastic British Pathe reels compiled by Emma Thornton for the Middle Class Handbook. Find their team on Twitter @MiddleClassHB

Tulip Time Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title

Tulip Time Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1958)

'Tulip Time' festival in Spalding, Lincolnshire - rather modest parade but great shots of tulip fields!

Swim Caps

Swim Caps (1957)

Punch hosts swimming caps fashion show. Great show, fantastic designs - wrong audience!

Eve's Wireless

Eve's Wireless (1922)

A new invention - a cross between a mobile telephone and a walkman.

Space Age Hair Fashions

Space Age Hair Fashions (1962)

Hair fashions are out of this world in Wokingham.

Men Seek Beauty

Men Seek Beauty (1962)

For first time men receive treatment at Henlow Grange beauty farm!

Garden Fete

Garden Fete (1914)

People dressed up in fancy dress costumes for fete.


Tennis "Greats" (1900)

Documentary tracing the sport of tennis from the 1910's to the early 1950's - shots of many players

Poodle Beauty Parlour

Poodle Beauty Parlour (1955)

Poodles being painted green and pink under disapproving eye of a Great Dane.

Britain Is Staying At Home!

Britain Is Staying At Home! (1932)

People enjoy the beauty of the seaside in Winter and also the fun of a skiing resort.

1962 Tube Strike

1962 Tube Strike (1962)

Tube strike in London causes chaos - crowded buses and traffic jams.