Aldershot became a major base for the British Army back at the time of the Crimean War. Not surprisingly, the videos on this page reflect the close and intertwining of military and civilian communities.Continue reading “Aldershot In Hampshire: Old Videos”
Bristol is a city in the South West of England. In the past, it has been part of Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Avon but in 1996 it reverted to its historic position of being in the county of Bristol.Continue reading “Bristol: Old Photos And Film”
Caerphilly is today famous for its medieval castle and Caerphilly cheese. But old footage shows how important mining once was to this town in South Wales.Continue reading “Old Caerphilly Photos & Vintage Film”
The market town of Leek is in the English county of Staffordshire. It’s about 10 miles (or 16 kilometres) north east of Stoke-on-Trent, next to the River Churnet, and has easy access to excellent walking terrain in the Peak District National Park.Continue reading “Leek: Local History In Old Photos & Film”
Darlington, a large market town in County Durham, is widely and affectionately referred to as ‘Darlo’ by the local community.
In the 1920s the town’s railways saw both a Royal Visit and later several terrible train collisions.Continue reading “Darlington, County Durham”
The term Durham can refer to both the city and the county. But this small University city dominated by a Norman Cathedral and castle has its own distinct history and character from the wider county.Continue reading “Durham City, In County Durham”
Margate’s sandy beaches made it popular with holidaymakers throughout much of the 20th century. Both visitors and residents enjoyed the amusement parks and this is reflected in the many home videos taken.
Trouble first appeared in the 1960s, with infamous tension between the mods and rockers. From the 1980s onwards foreign holidays drew away many of the visitors and both the town and amusement park have experienced difficult times.Continue reading “Margate, Kent: Old Photos And Film”