Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage film clips: England 1924 and 1926

This brief video is so cool. It's a vintage colour film of a charming scene in the picturesque village of Cockington, Devon, England (1924)

and another brief video. This one is Hyde Park, London (1926)

This extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally restored by the BFI National Archive.

The rather haphazard journey from Land's End to John O'Groats creates a series of moving picture postcards.

For more information about 'The Open Road' see

You can watch the whole of 'The Open Road' and 1000 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the new BFI Mediatheque -


  1. They're good, and I've bookmarked the BFI site to have a good look at it over the weekend!
    Flighty xx

  2. I think they are good too. The BFI site has a lot to look at. Enjoy!