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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
The Tug of War Jul 1 1955 54 secs Remember the 'tug-o-war' from your childhood? Here's grandad and then grandma heaving away as a child at a Swindon garden party in 1955.  Thumbnail
'Be a Child Again' - Anna Page Sep 25 2014 3 mins 17 secs Anna Page live at the Beehive with 'Be a Child Again'  Thumbnail
Haymaking in Wiltshire in the 40s Jul 1 1949 10 mins 8 secs This is how haymaking in Wiltshire was in the late 40s not long after the war - bang up to date at the time.  Thumbnail
'Phoenix - Let It Go' Black Sheep Apprentice Sep 18 2014 5 mins 23 secs Black Sheep Apprentice hit the boards again with 'Phoenix - Let It Go'  Thumbnail
Childrens Games - Swindon 1955 Jul 1 1955 56 secs Some of the games your Grandmother played as a small girl. Filmed at a fete in Bath Rd in the summer of 1955.  Thumbnail
Welcome to my Garden - Mr Love & Justice Sep 15 2014 3 mins 9 secs Mr Love and Justice performing live at the Beehive for Swindon Shuffle, with 'Welcome to my Garden'  Thumbnail
The Cars We Drove Jul 1 1960 4 mins 4 secs These are the cars we drove more than half a century ago. Shot in and around Swindon in the early 60s. How many of them can you name?  Thumbnail
The Reggae Garden 2014 Sep 9 2014 4 mins 33 secs A snapshot of the Reggae Garden that warmed the Town Gardens Bowl at the weekend.  Thumbnail
The Moonrakers - a Swindon gang Sep 7 1954 1 min 18 secs Were the Moonrakers a Swindon gang? Long suppressed research apparently reveals so. Here we release unseen footage of them as they went about their activities sixty years ago.  Thumbnail
YT - 'Wicked Act' Sep 4 2014 3 mins 6 secs Head on up to the Town Gardens tomorrow for Swindon's warmest family festival. Here is a taster of the Reggae Garden, with YT performing.  Thumbnail
Lanesmeade School Play Dec 6 1974 2 mins 48 secs These youngsters could be grandparents now, but here they are in their childhood prime performing a play at Lanesmead Junior school forty years ago. Do you know where they are now?  Thumbnail
Horn Man Blow - Tippa Irie Sep 1 2014 3 mins 38 secs Tippa Irie exhorts his horn section into action at the Reggae Garden family festival. The next Regga Garden is next Saturday - 6th September more info at www.thereggaegarden.com // 07401477765 //...  Thumbnail
Developing Community Centres Sep 24 1983 21 mins 51 secs Peter Clyne gives a talk to the Swindon voluntary sector on development back in 1983. How many issues are still relevant?  Thumbnail
'Three Things' - Labradors Aug 29 2014 3 mins 31 secs Labradors live at The Beehive with 'Three Things' for Swindon Shuffle  Thumbnail
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 first Thamesdown Borough Council meeting 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