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The Postman and the Nursemaid
Two mischievous boys disrupt a postman and a nursemaid in a garden in this comedy by Charles Goodwin Norton.
A butcher and a pack of dogs pursue a thief in this film, produced by James Williamson in 1901.
Oyster Fishing at Whitstable
Released through Charles Urban's postwar cinemagazine Movie Chats, but made much earlier, this film charts oyster fishing, packing, preparation and feasting in Whistable in around 1905.
A Visit to Peek Frean and Co. Biscuit Works
~A Visit to Peek Frean and Co.'s Biscuit Works~ represents one of the earliest surviving examples of a film documenting British industry. The film records the stages involved in the semi-automated manufacture of biscuits at the Peek Frean and Co. factory (Clements Road) in Bermondsey, South London, from the delivery of raw materials to the distribution of the finished article. Each stage is introduced by an explanatory intertitle.
A film showing a man walking down a rural lane smoking a cigarette, cutting to a shot of two men and a woman in portrait eating a banana in the countryside.
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Sidney Morgan presents Thomas Hardy's tale of a man who changes his ways and makes a success of his life after wrongdoing his wife and child only to loose it all, the first film entirely shot on location in Britain and produced in 1921, the same year as A Lowland Cinderella starring Joan Morgan.
[Summer Palace Peking; Tientsin]
This black and white film starts with a bear in chains being made to perform tricks in a Chinese park. Mr & Mrs Simpson visit the Summer Palace in Peking and enjoy a meal in a traditional Chinese restaurant. The film ends with a shot of a printed advert for the Bradford Dyers Association on a billboard.
The Motor Cycling Club London Lugano Run [Ahearn]
This film shows Mr John Ahearn in his Invicta car [YE 7682] on the the Motor Cycling Club's London to Lugano car run in August 1927 filmed by Harry Weinstein.
Scenes filmed at Reigate Carnival in 1928 and 1935 by members of the North Downs Cinematograph Society. Elaborate floats and fancy dress costumes feature throughout.
[Compilation: Come to the Fair; Felix, a Live Wire; Rosie’s Nightmare; A Palace of Yore’ Hampton Court; The Merseyside Sea Scouts; Golf with Archie Compton; Australian Grape Farming]
|Date||1928 - 1935||ID||8192|
A compilation of eight films, including scenes at a fairground and Hampton Court Palace, a theatrical performance, fiction film and two cartoons and a short slow motion section showing a man swinging a golf club, all produced between 1928 and 1935 and compiled by Mr. F. G. S. Wise, a photographer from North London.
An edited home movie showing playful scenes of the Staley family at the beach in their home town of Bognor Regis and in their garden in the late 1920s. The film includes some camera effects using slow and reverse motion.
The Local Traders' Gazette
|Date||[ca. early 1930s]||ID||11284|
A compilation of advertisements for local businesses in Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, Goudhurst, Sissinghurst, Robertsbridge and Ticehurst in Kent. Made for showing at the cinema, the adverts offer brief interior and exterior shots of shops and business premises; occasionally with the shop keepers or owners out front.
[Shippam Compilation: Factory, Family, Football]
|Date||[ca. 1930s [?]1950s [?]]||ID||3444|
Scenes filmed by Ernest Shippam at C. Shippam LTD factory in Chichester, local football matches and sea fishing. The men working at Shippam's factory use specialised equipment to process, jar, cook and pack meat paste. Inventive camera angles and slow motion footage provides an insight into working life and amateur filmmaking in the 1930s.
[Family at Home and on Trips]
A Surrey family together in the garden at home on Frimley Road, Camberley, and on outings to the river and an airfield, on a picnic and a trip to the seaside and open air swimming pool, in the 1930s.
What a Hunt
This silent black and white fiction film shows a parish vicar hosting a garden party in the village of Norbog. But guests get a surprise when they come face to face with an escaped lion. A car accident leads to a romance, as a large group of villagers search for the lion. Upon returning to the church yard they find a child in a lion costume... is this the lion?
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