Holidaymakers compare Blackpool to Benidorm in 1974
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Archive film is a fantastic way to preserve past experiences and bring memories to life. Start exploring your own family history by organising a special screening of old family movies at home. Another great way to learn about the past is to interview your parents and grandparents about their memories of holidays, home and school life.
Create a screening in your own home with your family movies. Turn down the lights and don't forget the popcorn!
Recording people's memories is a great way to preserve history. Interview your parents, grandparents and teachers about their memories.
Create an authentic viewing experience by making an old-fashioned cinema screen.
Discover more about where you can view film of the last 100 years of British life and find out how to preserve your own home movies.
Great fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and kids to get you started with archive film.
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An amazing insight into British holidays, housings and school life from the 1940s-80s.
Come and get hands-on with archive films and equipment, at four live Reel History events.
Through archive film Melvyn Bragg brings alive a social history of 20th Century Britain.
If you work with groups of children and adults order our history activity group packs.
Find activities and curriculum links for KS2 on Primary History.