Our film and video library is extensive, numbering around 1000 items. In partnership with Western Film Archive, we aim to eventually make all of these available here for public viewing.

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Title Produced Duration Description
Odette visits Swindon Jan 21 1954 1 min 16 secs Back in 1954 Second World War Heroine 'Odette' visits Swindon to talk of her experiences as an undercover agent  Thumbnail
'Bedlam Boys' - Splat the Rat Aug 26 2014 3 mins 7 secs Splat the Rat open the last day of the 2014 Swindon Shuffle at the Beehive with 'Bedlam Boys'.  Thumbnail
Viewpoint records inaugural meeting of Thamesdown Borough Council Apr 1 1974 1 min 13 secs Forty years ago, Swindon Viewpoint records the first meeting of the new Borough of Thamesdown, here is an excerpt.  Thumbnail
'We Write Things Down' - Black Hats Aug 21 2014 4 mins 19 secs Black Hats play Swindon Shuffle and perform 'We Write Things Down'  Thumbnail
Community spirit - Martin Parry Aug 20 2014 2 mins 36 secs Martin Parry receives an award for media work  Thumbnail
Swindon Basketball versus Plymouth Jul 12 1975 2 mins 33 secs One from the archive: Swindon Basketball play against Plymouth in the National Knock-Out Cup  Thumbnail
Keep On Rockin In The Free World - The Shudders Aug 12 2014 4 mins 42 secs The Shudders rock up a finale for the last tune of the wonderful 2014 Shuffle. Live from the Beehive, Prospect Place  Thumbnail
Swindon's Other Railway Mar 1 2013 50 mins 33 secs Everyone thinks of the famous GWR but the Midland and South Western Junction Railway (The M&SWJR) also served Swindon on its way south from Cheltenham to Southampton. Here is a documentary about...  Thumbnail
'I Call It Art' - Big Casino Aug 11 2014 4 mins 48 secs Big Casino live at the Beehive with 'I Call It Art'  Thumbnail
'As You Are' - A.G.Morris 6 mins 31 secs 'All the world's a stage' - this cameo of human life is reconstructed from the collected footage of A.G. Morris shot on High Street, Old Town around 1952. It seems from the raw...  Thumbnail
'Eight Shades Away' - Ben McDanielson Aug 2 2014 4 mins 29 secs Ben McDanielson with 'Right Shades Away' - live at The Castle for the Swindon Shuffle  Thumbnail
Queen names loco 'Swindon' Oct 21 1952 1 min 59 secs The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) visits Swindon in 1952 and names the new locomotive 'Swindon' at the rail works.  Thumbnail
Superhero Day Jul 28 2014 1 min 53 secs There were some unusual folk about in Swindon Town Centre this weekend.  Thumbnail
The Childrens fete 2014 Jul 23 2014 1 min 51 secs Snapshot of the Children's Fete by Infinite8. - This was the year of the widely forecast lightning storm so it was touch and go whether the fete went ahead  Thumbnail
'Make You Groove' - Solo Banton Jul 20 2014 5 mins 50 secs The Reggae Garden warm-up party at SUJU is Friday 1st August and features Solo Banton. Herer is a taster of Solo performing here last year- be there or B Square!  Thumbnail
Fate hits the Fete Jul 19 2014 2 mins 35 secs We don't know how often the Children's Fete has had to brave the elements over its century and a half of history. Many times surely, and it certainly needed to today. With a major lightning...  Thumbnail
Snakes and Ladders - 'The Starkers' Jul 15 2014 2 mins 17 secs The Starkers, live at Level 3 with 'Snakes and Ladders'  Thumbnail
St Georges Day Parade May 3 1954 3 mins 21 secs 60 years ago, the Boy Scouts hold a St Georges Day parade in the Town Gardens.  Thumbnail
'Umbrella' - Run From Robots Jul 8 2014 3 mins 37 secs 'Run from Robots' thrash out a track called 'Umbrella' at Level 3  Thumbnail
The 18mm Show Jul 1 1978 11 mins 54 secs These youngsters were given a free hand and support to create their own comedy show on Viewpoint in 1978. They went on to become media professionals and comedy writers at the BBC.  Thumbnail