11 hrs. 21 mins.
- Additional information
Sit down and enjoy literally hours and hours of lost, previously unreleased or rarely seen films of the world gone by, from the 1920s to the 1970s. Just a few highlights include 1940s/1950s Lancashire, 1930s Scarborough and Canterbury, Torquay and coastline in 1933, Raleigh bicycles, 1920s Chester and Windsor, Wiltshire by Morris Minor and London in the 1930s and 1940s.
Full description from the producer:
From the 1920s to the 1970s, we present a journey through Britain, travelling via road and rail. We encounter famous faces and enjoy fashion styles, transport and events of the time. Further afield we make a trip to Europe, the USA and Australia. There’s something for all interests and tastes, including horticulture, animation and music.
Disc One – 227 mins
1930s Car Racing Around the World A visit to classic race tracks.
Beautiful Rural Britain in the 1940s Picturesque rural England.
Camera Magic (1947) The ‘magic’ making of films.
England in 1929 Dover to London, Hyde Park, Drury Lane and beyond.
Let’s Visit Lancashire A nostalgic salute to Lancashire, 40s and 50s.
London Docks and The River Thames (1950) The Port of London.
Miss Bikini Made around 1951, a look at the new style of swimsuit.
Sam’s Medal (1936) Animation, narrated by Stanley Holloway.
Scarborough (1930) Archive footage of Scarborough in the ’30s.
Stars on Parade (1948) Morden Hall Park, a party with the stars!
Treetop Daredevils 1940s Techniques used by lumberjacks.
War Time London London in war time, shot around 1944.
West Country Gazette (1948) St Austell, the Port of Bristol and the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show.
The Apollon, Newcastle (1957) Footage of the Apollon Cargo ship.
Church Street Market (1964) Footage of the Edgware Road market.
Monte Carlo Rally (1965) The star racing drivers of the early ’60s.
Ancient Stones (1948) The history of our Churches.
Bridlington in 1936 Bempton, a pony and trap ride and a ferry trip.
Canterbury Remarkable shots of Canterbury in the 1930s.
Development of the English Railways (1936)
The evolution of the English Railways from colliery freight trains.
Dog Breeds of the 1940s Popular dog breeds with puppies galore!
How Talkies Talk (1935) How sound is recorded in ‘talking’ pictures.
Traffic Signals 1950s motoring in London, Middlesex and Bucks.
Kent in the 1970s Shops, fashion styles and a young Prince Charles.
Disc Two – 227 mins
Helford Oysters 1950s, the journey from the oyster beds to delivery.
Torquay in 1933 A journey around the local coastline.
The Tufty Club Early animation on swimming at the seaside.
S.G. Iron Hull 1958 S.G. Iron and the future of cast iron.
How a Bicycle is Made A 1940s film about Raleigh bicycles.
Jig-Saw: Careless Talk Costs Lives Starring Jimmy Hanley and Dinah Sheridan; a Navy film from 1944 about the dangers of careless talk.
King of the Keyboard 1943 The great English pianist, Arthur Dulay.
Summertime in Sweden in 1939 Daily life in the ’30s.
Sunbeam Rapier brings you ‘A European Holiday in the 50s’ We travel in a stylish Sunbeam Rapier through Europe.
Sussex Fortnight (1950) A trip by bicycle through Sussex.
The History of the Record Industry – It’s in the Groove! (1949) The record industry, from the phonograph to LP & single.
1920s Chester Footage shot by a professional, reflecting a bygone era.
1920s Windsor A fascinating insight into Windsor between the wars.
1950s Kitchen Hygiene Helpful information and advice on hygiene.
Crystal Palace, the Great Fire of 1936 Amateur footage of the fire.
Devon in the 1950s A nostalgic coastal trip.
Glimpses of 1950s Devon Plymouth, Looe and a trip to Fowey.
Padstow & Newquay Captured in colour by an amateur cameraman.
Brighton in the 1930s Vintage amateur footage.
John and Betty and the Magic Dog The perils of crossing the road.
1950s London Oxford Street, Grosvenor Square and Piccadilly.
A London River Bus trip in the late 1940s Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, St Paul’s, Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
The Nine Elms Locomotive Shed 1960 A tour of the famous depot.
Snipshots An early silent animation made in 1935.
Disc Three – 227 mins
Ancient Cathedrals English cathedrals in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Safety First in 1938 The survival of British plants in harsh winters.
The British Salmon Fishing Industry 1940s From stream to plate.
Seeing Motorcycles 1970s film on the perils of being a motorcyclist.
A 1960s Driving Lesson Filmed around Wiltshire in a Morris Minor.
Glimpses of Blackpool in 1974 A trip to Blackpool and Preston.
How Television Works 1951 Early public information film.
Ice Champions Wembley Ice Rink and champion skaters.
Ireland In the 1940s People, traditions and industries.
Learning to Live The education system in Britain in 1941.
Liverpool & London in 1930 A nostalgic journey in an Austin 7.
London in the 1960s A fantastic snapshot documentary.
Motor Salesmanship in the 1930s Inside British Motor Factories.
The New ‘Light Orchestras’ of Radio in 1939 A Golden Age.
Portugal in 1951 Historic Lisbon, The Cork Forests, folklore traditions.
Rome: The Eternal City 1947 Castle Films ‘World Parade’ film.
Speed Easy Early ’70s, a film on riding a motorcycle in Ireland.
Storing Vegetables Outdoors 1941 How to build an outside larder.
The History of the Movies A fascinating 1950s insight.
The Honey Blossom Trail 1950s film about Australian bee keepers.
The Telephone at Work 1970s film, features a host of familiar faces.
The Voice of Experience – If I Could Sing Again1930s crime short which features ‘The Radio Announcer’, a voice recognised by millions. London in the late 1930s/1940s Amateur footage with many of the familiar iconic landmarks, plus some period ‘people watching’ footage.