"Celebrate the wedding of Amy Norman, visit Belle Vue Zoo,and meet the Powell family, with their own animals, in their garden. A view of Manchester Central Library and the Town Hall Complex precedes cricketing scenes at Bowdon, and finally, a family trip (in colour) to Nefyn in North Wales, where young and old alike enjoy the sun and sea. The Powell family lived in East Didsbury in South Manchester.Manchester Central Library was quite new when this film was shot. It was opened in 1934 by George V, and in 2014 re-opened after refurbishment for its 80th anniversary." (BFI Player)
"The 1966 Centennial canoe race, including preparations at Tulista Park in Sidney, the race and the finish. Good close-ups of the canoeists. A large, three-masted sailboat -- possibly an imitation Chinese junk?" British Columbia Archives.
"Joyce Allingham, amateur filmmaker and sister of noted English crime writer Margery Allingham, shot these films at an annual cricket match and luncheon hosted by Margery and her husband Philip Youngman Carter at their home in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. Said to be one of the highlights of life in the village, Joyce captures these annual 'cricket parties' beginning in 1937 and running until 1950, with a necessary break during World War II. The 1937 match was played against a team from the north Essex village of Chappel, whilst Joyce captures the luncheon in the following year, after which the players gather together for a group photograph and the winners urn is carefully carried off. Returning after the war for the 1948 match, Joyce shows preparations for the big day, followed by the 'feast', a photograph and the match itself. In the evening, guests celebrate inside D'Arcy house, where Margery herself acts as barmaid. Joyce also captures highlights from the 1949 and 1950 meetings, the latter featuring shots of Margery preparing lunch" (EAFA Database).
"Scenes from a football match at Maine Road are followed by views of a charity parade through the Ancoats area of Manchester in 1936. Brief shots of trams at Ardwick Green conclude." (BFI Player)
"The Glory Road is a film story of flying fists and hard punching youngsters battling their way to the top of the amateur boxing world. It records, with amazing completeness and verity, the actual ring contests of the 1938 Golden Gloves championship fights. Taking up the story at the bottom of the ladder, Dr. Clifford Decker pictures the long grind of training, the whirl of preliminary elimination fights, the trip of a local picked team to New York for the semi finals and the eventual rise of a Binghamton boy to the Eastern championship after a victory in Madison Square Garden. A sizable accomplishment, this film is more than a mere record. The producer has added imagination and has built up a significant continuity with stirring crises. Although the vast bulk of material, necessary to make the document complete, rather overbalances the film and detracts from its pure motion picture value, The Glory Road is an extraordinary picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1938, 618-619.
"...describes a Winter excursion to a popular resort." (Ottawa Journal)
"The First Sunday Winter Excursion to Victoria Beach [Manitoba] of February 25th, 1940. The Community Club. Steam train. Dog sled. Snowshoeing. The ice piled up near Patricia Point. Skiing near Moonlight Inn. Curling on rink behind Inn. Victoria Beach station." (LAC description)
"Lillian McNulty gave a thorough behind-the-scenes look view of a big horse race in 'Kentucky Derby, 1937'" American Cinematographer, April, 1938, 173.
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