Plymouth’s Roaring Twenties

£12.49

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 Plymouth generations could enjoy their heritage.

Description

Plymouth's Roaring 20sDVD – B/W – 40 minutes

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 Plymouth generations could enjoy their heritage.

In this film we are treated to the antics and capers of people of old Plymouth as they romp through Plymouth, Devonport and Milehouse in a pram push. The 7 O’clock Regulars are featured in their daily swim gear at Plymouth pier and a host of people of the past doing daft things. Considering its age, the film images are of very good quality, but it’s the antics of our ancestors that make this film a fitting record of Plymouth’s Roaring 20s!

An Aarchive Film Production in association with Roger Underwood

Specifications

Produced by Roger D Lilley 
Editing & Transfers by Roger Underwood
Archive Footage by Reginald Blackett
Narration by Roger D Lilley 


All the DVDs are produced, packed and sent directly from Aarchvie Films.

The original documentaries were made on S-VHS, in a 4:3 ratio, so on a standard TV/computer screen, will show black bars on both sides.

There is some very brief areas of ‘dropout’ when they were converted from S-VHS video to digital. We have done the best we can to reduce this, but it is still there.

All of the documentaries were produced by Roger Lilley of Aarchive Films, who passed away 20 years ago. Some of the ‘modern’ footage is from between 1995 – 2000, so some of the newer footage may look different now.

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