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In the Past Series

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Bradford in the Past


Bradford in the Past

Ref: KF119D


Probably more than in any other period in history, our major towns and cities have undergone considerable change. Fortunately, in the case of Bradford, much of the city's architecture was recorded on film, together with important civic events, by skillful film-makers.

This compilation of archive footage from the 1890s to the 1970s, includes historic occasions such as the visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the city in the late 1930s following the Coronation; VE Day and VJ Day celebrations; the visit by Winston Churchill following the end of the war; events marking the 700th anniversary of the Market Charter; trams and trolleybuses in the city's streets; the visit in 1954 by Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh and much more.

Celebrate the 100th Year of The City of Bradford with these wonderful archive films, many in full colour.



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Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 50mins (0hr 50mins)

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Dale Days


Dale Days

Ref: KF135D


Dale Days is a rare archive film of the Yorkshire Dales taken in colour during 1942. The 16mm film was taken by Charles Chislett from Rotherham. His footage shows the splendour of the Dales and the way of life in those early wartime years.

A visit to the creamery at Hawes is just one illustration of farming methods seen in his films. Enjoy this first colour film tribute to the wonderful Dales. A rare chance to view a unique record of Yorkshire Dales life at a time before the full mechanisation of farming and at a time when motor vehides were rarely seen on Dales roads.

This video has been produced from original 16mm film taken by the late Charles Chislett during the early 1940s. "Those who have never explored Wensleydale. Swaledale and Teesdale do not know England.... if you have seen Richmond Castle high against the sky, sunshine on the Tees beneath the Abbey Bridge of Egglestone, the mountains of Yorkshire from Ingleborough to Wild Board Fell - you do not forget."

In this film you will also meet the Hen of Hawes, the Dog of Dentdale and see the story of a Wensleydale cheese.

Presented by W.R. Mitchell M.B.E.



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Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 50mins (0h 50mins)

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Harrogate In The Past


Harrogate In The Past

Ref: KF134D


Probably more than in any other period in history, our major towns and cities have undergone considerable change. Fortunately in the case of Harrogate, much of the town’s architecture and colorful gardens were recorded on film, together with important civic events by skillful film-makers.

This complication of archive footage from the 1920’s to the 1970’d, includes historic occasions such as the visit by the Lord Mayor of London in 1939 at the opening of the annex to the Royal Bath’s and the visit in 1929 of the Duke of York to the Great Yorkshire Show. We see rare footage of Harrogate’s Coronation celebration’s of 1937 and many splendid color films from the 1950’s of life in the town. Everyday scenes within Harrogate’s streets gives us rare glimpses of motor vehicles of the time, shops, the old railway station and the variety of fashions worn by its people.

We see archives of some of the villages around around Harrogate and visit Ripon and Pateley bridge. The town’s railway station and long-gone good yard and parcels services are seen to good effect!



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Running Time: 50mins (0hr 50mins)

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Purbeck in the Past


Purbeck in the Past

Ref: KF247D


Probably more than in any other period in history, our major towns and countryside have undergone considerable change. Fortunately, in the case of Purbeck, much of the town’s architecture and colourful gardens were recorded on film, together with important civic events by skillful film-makers.

This compilation of archive footage from the 1930s and 1940s, includes farming in colour during the second world war at Church Knowle. The old films show the transformation from horses to machines and are presented by Nancy and Howard Stevens.

Films of Corfe Castle and people include features on artists who lived in this quaint village. Filmed in 1937 by David Brynley and Norman Notley. Sheila Clarke recalls her childhood memories of seaside holidays in Swanage in the 1930s.



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Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 55mins (0hr 55mins)

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Skipton & Craven In The Past


Skipton & Craven In The Past

Ref: KF140D


More than at any time in our past, our towns and cities are undergoing great change. Fortunately, in the case of Skipton and the surrounding Craven area, the charm still remains although life is more hectic even in this district. Fortunately filmakers over the years have captured scenes from long ago, mostly on 16mm film, much of it in colour.

For the first time, archive films of the area have been brought together to show Skipton and Craven as it used to be. We see films taken in the 1920s right through to the 1960s. Events covered include some superb street scenes at Skipton during the 1920s; poingnant views of Craven during the Second World War; the Coronation celebrations of 1953 at Long Preston and Settle; a Fete at Austwick in the 1950s; Settle market place packed full of coaches in the early 1960s plus much, much more.



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Narrated By: W. R. Mitchell
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 60-ms (1hr 0mins)

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Stamford - England's most famous stone-built Town


Stamford - England's most famous stone-built Town

Ref: KF249D


A film about the town of Stamford set in the southern-most corner of Lincolnshire with close borders to Rutland, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Stamford is one of those special places in Britain. Its position is eastern England and at one time on the route of the Great North Road (the A1), the town has that magical look about it. Many of the ancient buildings were built from the famous local stone from Barnack with roof tiles from Collyweston.

Our programme is devoted to its origins, its history, its buildings, its churches, streets and its characters. We see the town through rare archive films from the 1950s through to the 1970s, with fascinating glimpses on the past. We see film of street scenes and of carnivals and fairs. We see a visit by HM The Queen, a parade with the mayor of the town, a Stamford School Speech Day, footage of Bluecoat school and much more. Contemporary footage the town as it is today and explores its richly coloured buildings and architecture. We follow one of the town guides with 25 years experience in guiding visitors around the unique streets with a history second to none.

We see the great stately home of Burghley House with its magnificent architecture and park with deer. Enjoy this look at a town steeped in history but one which looks forward to a bright future as one of the best stone-built town’s in Britain.



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Running Time: 55mins (0hr 55mins)

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Swansea In The Past


Swansea In The Past

Ref: KF139D


Records scenes in Swansea from the 1920s to the 1970s includiing important civic events. During the last 100 years our major towns & cities have undergone considerable change. Fortunately for Swansea, much of the city's architecture and fascinating surroundings were recorded on film along with civic events. This comipilation of archive footage from the 1920s to the 1970s includes the visits by HRH Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in 1959, The Prince of Wales for the granting of City status in 1969 and Her Majesty The Queen in 1965. Transport subjects include the official opening of Swansea Airport in 1957 by Group Captain Douglas Bader (the famous WW2 Spitfire pilot), the last day of the Mumbles Tramway, the last days of the railway to Pontardulais in 1964 an dthe building of the East Side Road in the early 1950s. See the women cocklers of Penclawdd and hear Richard Burton (the actor) recounting Dylan Thomas.



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Running Time: 50mins (0hr 50mins)

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The Lake District in the Past


The Lake District in the Past

Ref: KF123D


A rare look at this wonderful area through colour film from the 1940s and 50s, plus some early 1930s footage of village life. We also view the colourful rushbearing procession in Ambleside in the 1950s and such things as sheep shearing – the hard way.

The colour footage was taken by two film-makers living in Yorkshire who, like many, would go to the Lakes for that annual holiday or for an adventurous walk on the fells. Charles Chislett lived in Rotherham for many years and was well known for his travelogue-style productions. He took very early colour footage of the Lakeland area, during the Second World War in fact. His 16mm cine film is exceptional. We end this DVD production with a seventeen minute colour film from the 1950s shot by Fred Brackenbury of Harrogate. His professional photographic style captures some wonderful scenes on the Lakes and in the hills.

So join us in or nostalgic look around one of England’s most favourite haunts and see life as it used to be.



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Narrated By: W.R. Mitchell M.B.E.
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Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 55mins (0hr 55mins)

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The Wye Tour


The Wye Tour

Ref: KF250D


The Wye Tour’ A delightful scenic tour down the Wye Valley.

Filmed over the seasons this DVD explores the River Wye and the surrounding towns,

villages and countryside from Ross-on-Wye to Chepstow where the river reaches the Severn estuary.

We retrace some of the steps of Georgian travellers who took a boat ride down this magnificent section of the Wye – becoming, many believe, the first tourists in Britain.

We begin this magical journey at Ross and sample a river trip inspired by the Georgian tourists from Symonds Yat northwards. On the way we meet local people associated with life on the river, including a gillie who explains the attraction of the River Wye to anglers. Sequences of the river take us down towards Monmouth and the modern-use of the Wye for leisure canoeists, now an

important part of the local economy.

We view the town of Monmouth before progressing down the Wye where we catch glimpses of the river’s industrial past at

Redbrook and Brockwier. The disused railway line which

followed the river all the way to Chepstow still has its redundant monuments on show in the form of elegant Victorian bridges which still remain straddling the river. We then progress to Tintern, one of the most sought after places of interest in the original ‘Wye Tour’. We end our journey at Chepstow and the point where the Wye joins the Severn. Altogether, a wonderful journey along this

spectacular river.



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Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 60mins (1hr 0mins)

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Villages of Rutland


Villages of Rutland

Ref: KF124D


The county of Rutland has been around for centuries and is with us again after breaking away from the Leicestershire merger of the 1970s. Small is beautiful, as the saying goes and England’s smallest county certainly has some of the most beautiful villages in the country. In this programme we explore many of Rutland’s little gems and discover some unusual locations. Join us in our look around such locations as Lyddington, Exton, Burley on the Hill, Barrowden, South Luffenham, Seaton, Stoke Dry, Belemesthorpe, Tickencote and Whissendine.



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Running Time: 60mins (1hr 0mins)

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Villages of the Lake District


Villages of the Lake District

Ref: KF125D


The many lakes and waters, coupled with the great mountainous ranges of the Lake District, form for many people the very backbone of the area. This documentary seeks out the facination history lying in the many villages tucked away within the district. Presented by W.R.Mitchell MBE, a lifelong writer and enthusiast for the area, we explore these wonderful villages, each with its own story to tell.

Join us in our journey around the Lakes, visiting such villages as Rydal, Grasmere, Wasdale, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Troutbeck, Hartsop, Askham, Dacre, Hawkeshead and Sawrey along with many others.

Our travels also take us to the lost village of Mardale, now beneath the great Haweswater Reservoir and the new burial place for the Mardale dead at nearby Shap.

Take in the splendour of village life and the breathtaking scenery in this superb production.



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Narrated By: W.R. Mitchell M.B.E.
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 55mins (0hr 55mins)

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Villages Of the Yorkshire Dales


Villages Of the Yorkshire Dales

Ref: KF137D


Filmed through the seasons, this DVD is full of glorious views of the spectacular countryside of the Dales and travels through Ribbledale, Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale, stopping off at villages on the way. Bill Mitchell. author of countless books about the Dales and an editor of "The Dalesman" magazine for many years presents some fascinating history on each of the ten villages visited.

We also drop in on Edith Carr at Langcliffe in Ribblesdale to see her colourful garden and hear of her experiences when she lived on a farm on Malham Moor.

So, visit Austwick. Ingleton, Giggleswick, Malham, Thwaite, Gayle, Kettlewell, Linton, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Bainbridge and Arncliffe in this beautifully filmed production. All seen in beautiful conditions, but also in the harsh white winter of 1995.



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Running Time: 55mins (0hr 55mins)

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Weymouth and Portland in the Past


Weymouth and Portland in the Past

Ref: KF100D


Many of the films in this programme are from the South West Film and Television archive which is a treasure chest of film based around the independent television film collection which broadcast from the South West from the early 1960s. Other films are from film-makers who captured historic moments from Weymouth & Portland’s past.

For the first time, archive films of the area have been brought together to show past scenes in the harbour at Weymouth when the Channel Islands ferry and freight traffic was so important to the town. We see life on the promenade and the beach which has been part of local life for centuries. See Punch & Judy in the 1960s; last of the paddle steamers in 1967; unloading goods from Channel Islands boats; the demolition of the pier bandstand; the effects of storm damage along the Preston beach road; last days of brewing in Hope Square; sailing at Weymouth Week in 1979 prior to the 1980 Olympics; film star Kirk Douglas on location. Footage of the old Quay tramway and the very last train to Portland are included.

Two very detailed documentary films about Portland by Westward Television dating from the late 1970s give a very complete account of this fascinating Island. Look out as we see these rare films as you might just see yourself, a friend or a member of your family.

Altogether a feast of archive films.



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Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 105mins (1hr 45mins)

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Wimbourne in the Past


Wimbourne in the Past

Ref: KF248D


More than at any time in our past, our towns and cities are undergoing great change. Fortunately, in the case of Wimborne, the important events such as preparations for war and the VE day celebrations and everyday life in the town was captured by film-makers. We will see fascinating films at the start of the second world war when engineers were in the area training for any eventuality. Many scenes with soldiers in the streets of Wimborne.

Other films, presented by local historian John Loader, show Reg Rodway’s films in and around Wimborne. He was a local garage owner and very much part of the community. Colour films by Reg Day show market day in the spring of 1945. The war was nearly over and local farmers gather at the livestock market. As the narrative suggests, the war is still on but the country needs to be fed.

Altogether a feast of archive film.



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Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 75mins (1hr 15mins)

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