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  • Dock in the Hamoaze
    • Dock in the Hamoaze
    • Dock in the Hamoaze

    • A unique collection of archive film footage from 1907, plus rare photographs and slides, tells the story of the development of Devonport and its dockyard from 1691 to 1971. The film includes a series of visuals of famous ships associated with the dock and takes us back to 1907 to see the launching of HMS Lion, which became the flagship…
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  • Joint Project – Bridging the Tamar
    • Joint Project – Bridging the Tamar
    • Joint Project – Bridging the Tamar

    • When Roger Lilley first viewed the 16mm print of Reg Blackett’s film of the building of the Tamar Road Bridge, he was so thrilled that he just had to make it into a film documentary. The images were recorded from 1959 to 1961 and Reg was able, with the permission of the contractors, to film from the top of the…
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  • Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War
    • Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War
    • Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War

    • The English Civil War came to Plymouth in the year 1642 and lasted until 1646. Despite attempts by King Charles and the Royalists to breach Plymouth’s defences, the town held out and was never taken. The famous battle of Freedom Fields lasted all day, but still the Royalists were unable to defeat the people of the town.
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  • Plymouth – Policing a City
    • Plymouth – Policing a City
    • Plymouth – Policing a City

    • For over 130 years, the Plymouth Police Force served the city in a number are ways, from helping the venerable, to road safety, to helping fight fires. The documentary shows the history of the force, from it's beginnings in 1836 to the Passing Out Parade in May 1967.
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  • Plymouth’s Historical Ferries & Bridges
    • Plymouth’s Historical Ferries & Bridges
    • Plymouth’s Historical Ferries & Bridges

    • Plymouth is internationally known for its legends and historical character and in this unique film of the past Roger Lilley explores Plymouth’s old ferries and bridges. With the aid of vintage 16mm film we are taken on a journey across the old Saltash Ferry that used to cross the Tamar at Saltash, then onto the coastal village of Turnchapel and…
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  • Plymouth’s Rise From the Ashes
    • Plymouth’s Rise From the Ashes
    • Plymouth’s Rise From the Ashes

    • The effect of the 2nd World War left Plymouth’s city centre in ashes, but 1947 saw the beginning of the reconstruction in earnest. As the workmen moved in, Cyril Miller, a Plymouth amateur cinematographer, was there to record for future generations the gradual rebuilding of the main city centre.
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  • Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties
    • Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties
    • Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties

    • Plymouth born Reginald Blackett has been a film enthusiast for most of his life. A good job too, because he has lovingly preserved for us the incredible images on this video dating back to the 1920s. Not only did he preserve them, but also carefully transferred the old master material to 16mm film, sometimes frame by frame, so that future…
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