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The Arrest of a Pickpocket
A gentleman, mob and policeman are embroiled in a fight in this 1895 film produced by Robert Paul, a version of "The Arrest of a Pickpocket" of 1895.
Petticoat Lane Market
Sellers and customers at Pettticoat Lane Market are captivated by Cecil Hepworth's camera.
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.
Horsham Cricket Week and Grand Carnival
|Date||24 July 1913||ID||3475|
On a summer's day in 1913 the people of Horsham participate in the town's carnival and enjoy the first day's play of a County Cricket match between Sussex and Lancashire.
[Traffic on Westminster Bridge; Beekeeping; Pheasant Shoot]
A misty exterior wide view of the Palace of Westminster with shots of traffic on Westminster Bridge. Beekeeping material and hunting material both largely duplicated in TID: 4904 and 4901 from the same collection, but with intertitles and are not shown online here.
Winchelsea and its Surroundings. A Day with Harry Furniss and his Sketchbook
Illustrator and caricaturist Harry Furniss is filmed with his sketchbook at various locations in and around Winchelsea and Hastings. The actuality footage is introduced with intertitles and is intercut with images of sketches in progress.
Arundel [Swanbourne Lake]
This short intertitled film begins shots of busy traffic on a street in Arundel in the 1920s. Several motorbikes and cars pass by. The film then shows people feeding swans and peacocks on Swanbourne Lake. The image is somewhat muddy and dark.
[Cycling and Races]
A compilation showing a series of races that include a bicycle race, foot running races and speed walking at distance through Bognor Regis [?]. Crowds line the street to watch the speed walkers. The film ends with a close up of a baby's face.
A Lowland Cinderella
Joan Morgan stars as Hester, whose story of misfortune, manipulation, love and redemption mirrors that of Cinderella. Set between the highlands of Scotland, Intertitles provide chapter titles, such as "A Great Day" and "The Storm Comes" and dialogue between characters, but also introduce the characters and their players.
[The Canterbury Tour]
A titled film showing a series of Canterbury street scenes filmed from a moving vehicle in this professional film, starting at West Gate and travelling eastwards along the High Street, passing the cattle market on Upper Bridge Street.
Joe Beckett’s Wedding
|Date||23 August 1923||ID||3157|
This silent newsreel features the wedding of boxer Joseph Beckett. The opening title reads: "Worthing; Joe Beckett's Wedding; Thousands cheer our popular, heavy-weight Champion and his pretty bride; Pathé Gazette". Large crowds are seen outside St. Paul's Church on Chapel Road. The film ends with a brief shot of Joe Beckett and his wife smiling.
[Spanish Street Scenes. Religious Procession]
Amateur film-maker Captain William Armstrong films images of Seville as he travels along its streets in a horse and carriage. There is also brief footage of a religious procession wherein an effigy of Christ on the cross is carried aloft through the urban streets, as well of an open-air market.
An amateur film of a visit to Seville. The film-maker films images of white travellers in a walled garden and in the narrow market streets. There is also footage of the city's shopping streets taken from a moving vehicle.
|Date||[ca. late 1920s - early 1930s?]||ID||8159|
A short film showing a teenage Sea Scout shaking hands [traditional left-handed hand shake] with man in a suit at a group gathering. The pair pose for the camera [possibly at a scouting event prize giving presentation. Titles on end of 8164?]
[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.
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