Film & Video Archive,
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Welcome to Bygone Films, to learn more about Bygone Films click on one of the headings below.
For general information about Bygone Films. click here
Did you contribute cine film to Bygone FIlms VHS collection. Click here
Bygone Films is launching an online television station, for information click here.
Share your thoughts. We'd like you share your experiences with us and other people. click here for more details
Please let us know you have visited us, we are interested in hearing what you have to say on how we can improve or add new features to this web site. Click Here
Get a special deal on Bygone TV and DVD's by becoming a member of the Bygone Specials Club. Click here for details.
Welcome to Bygone Films, Film and Video Archive web site.
Our aim with this website is to create a site which
will help people remember what there town or city looked like during the 20th
Century. Since Bygone Films was first started in 1995, we have collected well
in excess of millions of feet of cine film, from all corners of the UK, and
converted them to video. The results of which are the many programmes in our
The majority of these films were not made by professional filmmakers, but dedicated enthusiast who on a variety of film format from 9.5mm to 16mm, captured scenes and events from towns and cities in the UK, and Bygone Films with their help produced the programmes. In some instances, Local councils commissioned films to be made to promote their town/city and these films were provided for inclusion.
The original programmes were brought out on VHS, but now with the help of new technologies, these have been remastered and are now available on DVD.
Each DVD is interactive, where scenes have been included
on a menu list to enable you to go straight to your favourite scene, or just
watch the programme at your leisure in its entirety.
Most of these DVD's are double titles. If there were 2 titles for a town/city such as Nottingham, then the DVD features both programmes, where there is one title only such as Bygone Barnsley, we have included a programme called Bygone Britain, a bonus title featuring 1 hour of archive material from around Britain.
We hope that those of you who enjoyed watching Bygone Films on VHS, get further pleasure from seeing these titles on DVD. Do not be disappointed if your town/city if featured on the list, does not yet have a DVD title, register your interest and we will notify you when it becomes available.
Did you contribute to Bygone FIlms.
Bygone Films has a list of contributors, but is sadly out of date. On the Contributors link there is a list of names under a particular title of contributors. Please contact us if your name is on the list. If you contributed film and are not shown on the list, please contact us. All contributors are entitled to a free DVD of their town/city. Plus we would like to hear some of your memories about the circumstances of the films you made to share them with other people.
Bygone Films is launching an online television station.
Bygone Films is launching an online television station. If you like watch archive footage, have a broadband connection, then you will enjoy Bygone TV.
Bygone TV is presented by Andy Blow, an ex YTV presenter and producer of four bygone programmes for sale on VHS and DVD.
The programme will feature regular archive material about the Royals, WW2-The Home Front - Seaside Days, the changing face of Britain, transport, celebrities and also about the people behind the making of, and who feature in the films.
Bygone TV has access to several million feet of cine films, a lot which didn't fit into a particular Bygone title, but nevertheless, on their own are fascinating glimpses into the past.
Enjoy a preview of what is to come, and register your interest in Bygone TV to receive further information about its launch date.
Check out our Bygone Specials Club for details on getting Bygone TV, and DVD's at discounted rates
Share your thoughts. We'd like you share your experiences
with us and other people.
During the time we have been collecting cine films and making Bygone programmes we have heard dozens of fascinating stories connected with the filmmakers and the scenes and events they captured.
We have had people ringing up to tell us how they liked the film and provided a glimpse in to their own personal memories rekindled by the programmes.
One such lady called the studio to tell us
that she had just watched Bygone Nottingham, her own reason for ringing was
to let us know that she had seen her husband in the film, he had died some
twenty years earlier prior to the programme being released, and the clip of
her husband was the only image of him as a young man.
Her husband features in a scene about the visit of the Queen in the fifties, as the film follows the Queen in her vehicle, traveling through the streets of Nottingham, we see a glimpse of the policemen holding back the crowd. One policeman is seen holding a baby, helping out a woman in the crowd, whilst still trying his best to keep the crowd from spilling out into the oncoming Royal vehicles. This policeman was her husband, and she did not know that this film existed.
We would like to hear from you to hear listen to and share these memories with other people. These may provide an interesting background to some of the material we intend to screen on our internet tv channel, Bygone TV. Click here to contact us.
Please let us know you have visited us, we are interested in hearing what you have to say on how we can improve or add new features to this web site.
Please let us know you have visited us, we are interested in hearing what you have to say on how we can improve or add new features to this web site. to do this, complete the simple feedback form.Once you are our mailing list we will notify you of any changes, news items associated with this web site.
What is the Bygone Specials Club.
The Platinum Club
For a yearly fee of £50.00, or monthly fee of £5.99, you are entitled to watch Bygone TV, receive a signing on gift of the the National DVD Set(includes Britain, the Home Front, the River Thames, 100Years on the Road and Bygone Central London) worth over £50.00 if purchased seperately, and a 10% discount on all titles. (if you do not wish or unable to watch Bygone TV, one video title from the main catalogue can be chosen per month instead.)
Your commitment is to either to pay a single fee of £50.00 for a years subscription, or pay a monthly fee of £5.99. if paying monthly, you are required to sign up for a years subscription.
The Silver Club
For a fee £25.00, plus minimum sign up period 3 months, a signing up gift of The National Set 2(Bygone Britain and the Home Front) worth £20.00, and I title from the catalogue per month. (ie. if signed up for 3 month period=3 titles. A further 10% on additional titles is available. Access to Bygone Tv is reduced to £6.99.
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