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A Summer Gala

Ashington Childrens Sports Association Gala

1955 | Film No. 12774

To celebrate the arrival of the great British summertime, we thought you might enjoy this gloriously colourful film of the Ashington Childrens Sports Association Gala in the 1950s (under grey skies, of course), with a parade, egg and spoon, Punch and Judy, and some very chaotic folk dances.

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Rural Life on Film

20023 Come to South West Durham

We're celebrating the launch of Britain on Film Rural Life: a new release of over 750 films charting the changing British countryside. Explore the ways of life and unique traditions still surviving amongst communities today, as well as those which have since dwindled or disappeared entirely.


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Durham Miners' Gala 1951-1955

1951-1955 | Film No. 20524

Cheer on the brass bands and colourful banners of the Durham Miners’ Gala - ‘bigger than Christmas’ in the 1950s when this amateur documentary was filmed.

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