britain

"... And They Sang As They Danced Along" (1933)

The ancient Furry Dance takes place in the Cornish town of Helston.

Bristol Fashion  Reels 1 & 2

Bristol Fashion Reels 1 & 2 (1964)

The Bristol Channel and Docks. Many views of Bristol including the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Jersey Island Of Surprise

Jersey Island Of Surprise

Jersey landscapes and tourist attractions. Good quality throughout.

Eventful Britain

Eventful Britain (1953)

A film to advertise Britain's cultural and sporting events - football, motor racing and ceremonial.

Sporting Year

Sporting Year (1963)

A "round the year tour of Britain's sporting calendar".

Scrutiny

Scrutiny (1963)

Truly hilarious pastiche of the "March of Time" film series - chimps make a newsreel!

Britain By Jove - Programme 1 - Part 1

Britain By Jove - Programme 1 - Part 1 (1960)

Travelogue with dummy Lord Charles and Ray Alan covers Cambridge, Norfolk and Yorkshire.

The Questioning City

The Questioning City (1963)

The Colleges and Student life of Cambridge.

Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country (1960)

Tourist destinations of historic interest near Stratford-Upon-Avon

Blackpool Lights

Blackpool Lights (1935)

Blackpool illuminations at night.

Hometown - Birmingham

Hometown - Birmingham (1959)

A brief view of the local buildings and important sights

Hometown - Wolverhampton

Hometown - Wolverhampton (1959)

A brief view of the local buildings and important sights

Hometown - Derby

Hometown - Derby (1959)

A brief view of the local buildings and important sights

Thames Cruise  - A Record Of A Pleasant Evening With Our Soviet Friends AKA Thames Trip For Russian Visitors

Thames Cruise - A Record Of A Pleasant Evening With Our Soviet Friends AKA Thames Trip For Russian Visitors (1950)

A public relations trip on the Thames with a group of Russian V.I.P's.

Three Seasons  Reels 1 & 2

Three Seasons Reels 1 & 2 (1950)

English Scenes: Autumn & Winter. London, the Theatre, Royal Processions, Christmas & a great New Year party

Travel Royal Cuts No 1

Travel Royal Cuts No 1 (1952)

Off cuts from documentary "Travel Royal".

Beat School Neg Version

Beat School Neg Version (1961)

A progressive school in Hertfordshire is featured - pupils smoke and listen to jazz in the classroom.

Swinging Britain Neg

Swinging Britain Neg (1967)

Britain swings like crazy as stories are gathered for the first issue of groovy new magazine 'Intro' (neg version - see note in description).

Banks And Braes Reel 1

Banks And Braes Reel 1 (1930)

Travelogue highlighting the beauty of Scotland - its countryside, traditions and people.

This Is London   Part 1

This Is London Part 1 (1950)

The wonders of London - a film made to encourage overseas travellers to visit our capital.

Old English Customs Record A

Old English Customs Record A (1950)

A documentary about British traditions - street football, marbles, skittles, pancake races, etc.

The Great Crusade

The Great Crusade (1937)

Fantastic film about new housing - slum dwellers are rehoused in nice suburban accommodation.

Melodies Of The Motherland

Melodies Of The Motherland (1930)

Jack Conway plays patriotic songs on the organ while we see lovely scenic shots of Britain.

And The World Listened

And The World Listened (1964)

Liverpool landmarks and sights including Music Venues and performances. Beatle links.

Elizabeth Is Queen

Elizabeth Is Queen (1953)

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey Interior

And The World Listened

And The World Listened (1965)

Great colour documentary film about the life and music of Liverpool in the early 60s.

Centreplan 70 AKA City Of Cardiff

Centreplan 70 AKA City Of Cardiff (1970)

Documentary about Cardiff - probably about town planning, new housing etc.

The Other World Of Winston Churchill Reel 1

The Other World Of Winston Churchill Reel 1 (1964)

A documentary about Winston Churchill as a painter.

Butlin's Holiday Magazine No. 1

Butlin's Holiday Magazine No. 1 (1950)

Great Butlin's footage - hula girls, a limbo contest, glamour girls, a collection of model stagecoaches (!)

Eventful River

Eventful River (1950)

Long documentary about life on and around the River Thames.

Bonnie Scotland

Bonnie Scotland (1950)

Lovely travelogue showing the countryside, landmarks and people of Scotland.

This In Our Time Reel 1

This In Our Time Reel 1 (1896)

Wonderful documentary about the history of Liverpool.

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! (1961)

Lovely travelogue showing the pleasures that await holidaymakers in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.

Tonight In Britain - USA Version - Reel 1

Tonight In Britain - USA Version - Reel 1 (1953)

Documentary about night life in Britain - clubs, cabarets, restaurants, comedy, plays etc. c. 1953

Know The British Reel 1

Know The British Reel 1 (1974)

Fantastic film educating Americans on the bizarre customs, etiquette and traditions of the British! c. 1974

Look At Wales

Look At Wales (1956)

Welsh travelogue - scenery, traditions, costumes etc. c 1956

Bournemouth - All Seasons!

Bournemouth - All Seasons! (1930)

Promotional film featuring the attractions of Bournemouth - lovely holiday footage.

The Atomic Age

The Atomic Age (1946)

Documentary warning of the "menacing shadow" of the atomic bomb.

Queen Victoria At Garden Party

Queen Victoria At Garden Party

Queen Victoria arrives at a garden party to meet guests.

Blackpool Promenade

Blackpool Promenade (1900)

Great Turn of the Century scenes of the Blackpool seafront.

Festival Finale

Festival Finale (1951)

Fireworks and spotlights provide a fitting finale to the Festival of Britain.

First Cornish Oyster Feast

First Cornish Oyster Feast (1925)

Duchy of Cornwall oysters are enjoyed in first Cornish oyster feast. Falmouth, Cornwall.

Sun Children Of Today

Sun Children Of Today (1931)

A Sun Bathing Society has fun on a sunny day in Hampshire.

G.P.O Streamlined

G.P.O Streamlined

Reducing air mail fees from 20 to only 2 will speed up Empire Mail Service.

The Battle For Beauty

The Battle For Beauty (1940)

Very interesting film promoting a campaign to "Help Save Rural England" against road development.

The City Of London Reel 1

The City Of London Reel 1 (1951)

Documentary tracing the history of the City of London and variety of trades performed there. 1951?

Report From Britain By Jackie Cooper   AKA People From Britain  Reel 1

Report From Britain By Jackie Cooper AKA People From Britain Reel 1 (1951)

American actor Jackie Cooper investigates the good done by the Marshall Plan. c. 1951

King's English AKA Kings English Reel 1

King's English AKA Kings English Reel 1 (1931)

Brilliant film about teaching foreign students (and yokels) to speak the "King's English" - superb!

Lakeland Glimpses - With Camera And Car Around The English Lakes  - Pathecolor Sic  In Can Labelled

Lakeland Glimpses - With Camera And Car Around The English Lakes - Pathecolor Sic In Can Labelled "Pathetone Early Colour" (1930)

Beautiful stencil colour travelogue showing views of the lake district - rather scratched.

A Shropshire Gem - Lilleshall  In Can Labelled

A Shropshire Gem - Lilleshall In Can Labelled "Pathetone Early Colour" (1926)

Early colour travelogue showing views of Lilleshall in Shropshire.

The Palace Of The Stuarts - Pathecolor Sic  In Can Labelled

The Palace Of The Stuarts - Pathecolor Sic In Can Labelled "Pathetone Early Colour" (1929)

Lovely travelogue showing views of Falkland in Scotland. c. 1929

Holiday Town

Holiday Town (1950)

Holidaymakers in Lyme Regis - nice footage of guest house, children playing on the beach, sailing etc.

The Mother Of All Parliaments

The Mother Of All Parliaments (1950)

Documentary about the House of Commons - good footage of interior of the House and royalty.

Scotland Marches On - Long Version

Scotland Marches On - Long Version (1930)

Scottish film celebrating the introduction of milk scheme in schools.

Sights And Scenes Of Scotland

Sights And Scenes Of Scotland (1940)

Travelogue showing the wonders of Scotland - scenery, landmarks, traditions etc.

Rural England  AKA This Blessed Plot - This Other Eden

Rural England AKA This Blessed Plot - This Other Eden (1940)

Appeal film for the Council for the Preservation of Rural England - a call for National Parks in England.

London's Nightworld - Reel 1

London's Nightworld - Reel 1 (1947)

Great documentary showing various evening entertainments available to tourists in London.

The Thames

The Thames (1940)

Educational film all about the river Thames.

Festival Of Britain - Short Version

Festival Of Britain - Short Version (1951)

Documentary showing the opening of the Festival of Britain.

Glass City Of The Future

Glass City Of The Future (1959)

Pilkington Brothers have developed a scheme for a glass city.