Archive Film Shows

Presented on Zoom or in person.

Talks with video clips and still images from our nostalgia DVDs. Fee £80 or ask nicely. We arrive with laptop, projector, speakers, screen etc.

The Ruston in the Blue Lagoon

The story of the world's oldest working excavator, a steam navvy built in Lincoln in 1909. Incredibly, its now working again on open days at the Vintage Excavator Trust. (Now a DVD from Blow by Blow).

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Navvy crew, Arlesley, Beds, in the 1920s

World War I history in a film can

The story of the only known film taken during WW1 of William Foster & Co of Lincoln, creators of the world’s first fighting tanks – and a viewing of the film

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Twenty-eight years after the first Bygone films collection was released, Producer Andrew Blow selects some personal favourites and recalls how the films were found.

Old Films of City and County

Jockey Gordon Richards, second in the Lincolnshire Handicap, 1937

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Lincoln’s Trams and early buses

A look at the making of The Lincoln Trams documentary 
with clips from the film. Now augmented by images of some of Lincoln's early buses which have come to light since the programme was made.

The last day of Lincoln’s horse trams in 1905

Tank testing crew, William Foster & Co, during WW1