About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The roles inns have played in England over the years and the social centres they are today.
The part it plays in social life
'English inns, from monastic times to the present day, have played their part in the social life of the country, developing inter-communication and trade by their hospitality to travellers. In modern times the inn is still the focal point of rural community for gatherings of every description.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
All films are subject to the Creative Commons licence guidelines.
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