A Unique Film and Video Archive of UK Social and Industrial History


Social and Industrial History
Our collection covers UK social life in its broadest sense, from the 1940's and earlier. It includes the family, life in the home and at work, domestic appliances, leisure time, shops and shopping, the health system, the car as well as all types of industrial locations and manufacturing processes, during World War 2 and subsequently, including fascinating footage which shows the development of office technology (telephone, telex, fax, etc.) and the changes in daily office life and practice over the last sixty years.

Agriculture
Farming and life in the British countryside since the 1940's.

Foreign Countries
We have an extensive collection of footage and programmes covering many different aspects of life in the Middle East, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. This footage particularly reflects the impressive development of the Gulf States over the last fifty years. We also have a lot of footage relating to Royal visits to countries in the Middle East.

Home/Kitchen/Food
The footage shows the introduction of modern kitchen and household equipment and new ways of preparing and conserving food and the 1950s and '60s housewives in their modern kitchens with their gleaming appliances.

Health
Some excellent footage on various aspects of health, both mental and physical, and the work of health professionals.

Commercials
Our collection of cinema and television commercials from the 1940's and earlier and up to the 1970's, gives a very interesting and often amusing insight into life and social attitudes at the time of their production.

General
Other footage that does not fit neatly into any one category, provides a treasure trove of moving images



We are adding more footage to the database all the time, so if you don't see what you need, please contact us on 01566 782107 or drop us an email.