A fundraising film for The Royal Victoria Hospital, from 1938 (pre NHS days) showed the 'state of the art' hospital (treating 400 people a day in A&E, wonderful new X-Ray machines) and ended with a plea from the Head Governor for more nurses and more money because of the long waiting lists - how different from today!
Local films followed in abundance with a 1935 look at Coleraine ('Click' on photo of Coleraine) and around the Giant's Causeway; the Queen visiting Coleraine and Castlerock in 1953 and a toe curling tourist board holiday promotion from 1960 (alas, currently not publicly available). Local film makers were also on display, foremost being Archie Reid (a teacher by profession), who put together a large number of 'fun' films with the help of friends and (we assume) school holidays. A wonderfully funny / satirical treat was show from 1967 called 'Sodom and Begorrah' - See list below the report for links to these gems.
As time was pressing, the end to the 'talk' had to be called, and far to early for many members. Des Moore proposed a vote of thanks, saying that he (and the members) hoped that Emma could consider a return visit and show more of her digital treasures in the not too distant future. Members (and readers) were strongly recommended to take a look at the Archive web site for further viewing ('Click' the DFA logo).
And for even more archive footage, check out the British Film Institute, which also has a Northern Ireland section ('Click' the BFI logo)