BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in December 2005We've left it here for reference.More information

10 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
Hereford and WorcesterHereford and Worcester

BBC Homepage
England
»BBC Local
Hereford & Worcs
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Hereford & Worcester

Birmingham
Black Country
Coventry
Gloucestershire
Mid Wales
Shropshire
South East Wales

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

About Herefordshire


Huntley Film Archive
The Huntley Film Archive

One of Europe's largest film archives moves to Herefordshire

The Huntley Film Archive, one of the largest of its kind in Europe is uprooting from its London site to relocate to the small village of Ewyas Harold.


The archive is a collection of rare and exclusive film reels dating back to the 19th Century when the technology to film motion pictures first came about.

The founder, John Huntley, began to collect films when he heard that such precious pieces of social history were simply being junked.

Gathering his collection from people's lofts and attics, Mr Huntley was unaware that his films would one day become a vital source for historians and one of the most important records of social history in Europe.

The Huntley Film Archive is now moving from its London location to set up a new base in the small village of Ewyas Harold, in Herefordshire.

This is due to the need for a new, larger property because of the already extensive collection, and continuing growth of the archive.

With around 18 - 20 000 hours of film currently available, these home videos contain examples such as a train pulling out of Hereford station, which was filmed by a train enthusiast in 1895.

The collection also features rarely seen home videos of Sir Edward Elgar, donated to the Huntley Film Archive by a junk shop owner in London.

For more information, visit the Huntley Film Archive Website:
The Huntley Film Archives >
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites
last updated: 20/12/05
SEE ALSO
home
HOME
email
EMAIL
print
PRINT
Go to the top of the page
TOP
SITE CONTENTS
SEE ALSO

Leominster Priory
Some the most interesting buildings in the two counties

Traffic Jam
Latest travel news




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy