Short films of old Touraine and the Centre Region, France


There’s a new archive of old films(mostly amateur 8/16mm film) of aspects of daily life and celebrations in the Touraine and the Centre Region. In total there are 3,858 films with a total playing time of 358 hours. My thanks to Colin Dyson (aka The Frugal Gourmet) for bringing this site to my attention.

Below are a few links which should be of interest. But, do explore the site for yourself. Meanwhile a few images:

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http://memoire.ciclic.fr/2227-visite-de-loches (1950, Views of Loches)
http://memoire.ciclic.fr/3593-comice-agricole-de-loches (1953, Loches Agricultural Festival)
http://memoire.ciclic.fr/49-sortie-a-montresor-et-valencay (1955, Fun and games at Montrésor)
http://memoire.ciclic.fr/2188-film-de-famille (1948, Grand Pressigny)

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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