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THE TRYZZIAN EXILES

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Three alien criminals from the planet Tryzzia are exiled to a distant planet for their heinous crimes. The planet is Earth! Who will stand against these evil extra-terrestrials and thwart their killing spree, or are we all doomed? Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker. For the past 50 years Roy has been making and […]

ALONG THE MILKY WAY

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A comical documentary film by Roy Spence focuses on the various stages of a bottle of school milk. The commentary is given by a pint-sized cartoon character called junior who appears on the milk-bottle cap. He explains the whole procedure to a little girl at school who has confused the words ‘diary’ and ‘’dairy’. This […]

DOTS, WHIPS and COBWEBS

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This film looks at the work of three prominent Carrickmacross lace makers in Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Mary Wilson, Mary McMahon and Rose Feeney show various intricate lacework techniques that were inspired by their natural surroundings, as well as teaching us the history and language of lace through detailed demonstrations, all captured beautifully in […]

Solving Boundary Question

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This newsreel from December 11th 1924, shows members of the Boundary Commission beginning, what is described as a “purely informal” tour of the boundary wall. Although the names of the commissioners are not given, they are most likely Dr. Eoin Mac Neil, J.R Fisher and Mr. Justice Feetham. The border wall was a delicate issue […]

The Seat of All The Trouble

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This newsreel shows the first images of the “much debated” Ulster border wall. A member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary stands guard looking over the dry stone wall. Another stands guard at the top of a turret under an Irish National Flag. The border wall was a delicate issue and the Irish Boundary Commission was […]

Ulster’s Gallant Woman Admiral

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Dramatic footage of Mrs. Laverton (Hazel Valerie West), owner and pilot of the steam-yacht “The Lady of the Lake” (renamed “HMS Pandora“), which was pressed into service during the rescue operations following the Battle of Pettigo. She was hailed by the newspapers in Britain some days later as the pistol-wearing “Ulster Admiral“ The Battle of […]

Will there be Peace in Ireland?

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In this newsreel Sir James Craig, the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in 1921, is seen giving a speech. This event was during the lead up to the treaty negotiations which would culminate to the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December of the same year. Craig was highly critical of Lloyd George’s negotiations with Sinn Féin […]

Ulster Will Not Yield

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In this newsreel Orangemen march with banners, through a crowd-lined street in Belfast, to demonstrate their loyalty to Britain on July 12th 1921. Sir James Craig is in attendance and is seen being welcomed onto the platform and addressing the large audience. Craig was highly critical of Lloyd George’s negotiations with Sinn Féin at this […]

Belfast

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This newsreel is set in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the early 1920s. In high contrast to other newsreels from this period, this footage focuses on the more relaxed day to day life activities. From beautiful scenic views of the nearby countryside to the hustle and bustle of the city markets, this newsreel feels more like […]

Ulster Demonstration

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This newsreel contains large portions of footage that is intercut with another newsreel from the Pathé Collection from 1912, “Orangeman Demonstrate”. It is commonly reported that the people marching are Orangemen but this is not the case. Both newsreels feature a Nationalist rally taking place with crowds of people cheering on the Irish National Foresters, […]

Larne Harbour

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This short newsreel shows a slow panning shot of Larne Harbour (exact date is unknown 1914-1918). In April 1914, Larne Harbour was one of three harbours that  were used by the Ulster Unionist Council to smuggle in over 25,000 rifles and between 3 to 5 million rounds of bullets from Germany.   (259)

The Party

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Belfast 1972. Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them.