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Tetherball, or Do-Do
Four men playing a chaotic game of swingball in the late 1890s filmed by Robert Paul.
Boats at Henley; or, Thames River Scene
A scene on the Thames, shot from a boat by Cecil Hepworth in 1899.
Rescued by Rover
A dog leads the father of a kidnapped baby to the beggar woman responsible in this drama by Cecil Hepworth.
A Molesey Pageant
A short film showing a medieval-themed fete taking place on Tagg’s Island on the River Thames. The pageant is part of a fundraising fete in aid of the widows’ and orphans’ fund of the National Fire Brigades Union.
[Local News Film, Hastings]
This film records people and events in the coastal town of Hastings in 1914.
The SS Mango at Selsey
|Date||[ca. 1920s - early 1930s]||ID||8164|
This film appears to be a compilation of fragments and outtakes. Scenes include: men sitting on deckchairs on a beach; views of a stormy coastline at Bognor; boats at sea; a bi-plane landing; a man leaving a cricket pavilion; a series of intertitles documenting both a Scouting event and the SS Mango at Bognor but without the related footage.
A series of shots showing an open deck ferry at Southampton, approaching to dock to allow vehicles to disembark. On the ferry are several men on bicycles and foot passengers. The film then shows a De Havilland DH60X Moth aircraft [G-EBVC?] on the water with a naval vessel behind, followed by a view of the dockside. The film is somewhat murky.
[Home at Shanghai [?]; Trip to Hong Kong; Armistice Day]
This film opens with the Simpsons filming each other outside a house and the couple aboard a boat, playing games on deck. The next film shows highlights of an Armistice Day memorial event in Central Hong Kong. At the Cenotaph officers and men lay wreaths, surrounded by armed forces veterans and spectators.
|Date||1927 - 1935||ID||1021|
A compilation of scenes and events filmed in Broadstairs from 1927 to 1935, including the Broadstairs 'Water Sports' gala in 1927, Uncle Mack's Minstrels on stage, a fishing competition, and a trip to the North Goodwin light ship.
[Launch; Picnic; Friends]
This film shows a group trip aboard a large boat named 'Thistle'. The film show scenes on board, with the group sitting together on deck and a young boy in a sailor uniform. The group play games on the beach, and go for a swim wearing one-piece swimwear. They dive into the sea from a board on the boat. Shots are taken from a small boat on the water.
[Visit to Foochow; Bradford Dyers Association in Shanghai]
This black and white film features coastal and rural scenes of Fuzhou with boats and smaller trading vessels in a bay. The second part of the film highlights street scenes from 'The Bund', Shanghai with interior and exterior shots of a colonial office building of the Bradford Dyers Association. Street scenes outside show everyday life, with street traders and children playing in the street.
[Canton; The Lion Steamer and Friends]
This film follows Mrs Simpson boarding a steamer, touring the rural countryside and visiting the bustling city of Canton with friends.
[Solar Eclipse; Visit in Ireland]
|Date||29 June 1927; 1927||ID||10142|
This film depicts views of the total solar eclipse of 1927 followed by a family holiday to Ireland, with seaside views, group outings and portraits of rural settings.
[Family Scenes in London]
This film from the 1920s shows various sceneds of London traffic, children and families at leisure in parks and in their gardens, a wedding and girls playing tennis.
Tour of Devon and Cornwall
|Date||[ca. 1930 ?]||ID||8174|
This extended intertitled travelogue shows a group tour through the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset visiting many noted landmarks that includes the Madron Wishing Well and Chapel, standing stones of the Mên-an-Tol, the coast at Lands End with the "First and Last House" and the Daily Mail sign; Exeter; St Ives; the town of Clovelly in Devon; the moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor; the seaside towns of Penzance, Dawlish, Plymouth and Newlyn.
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