Photolibrary Group has extended its exclusive distribution agreement with VisitBritain, Britain’s national tourism agency, to include access to its ‘extraordinary’ collection of film footage. They say: “We are now able to offer film drawn from the Britain on View library originally commissioned for VisitBritain’s own marketing campaigns over many years and never before made available for wider use”
The archive team at VisitBritain have uncovered hundreds of films dating as far back as the 1930s which give a unique insight into Britain and life on ‘this sceptred isle’ over many decades. An initial batch of 600 clips are now online and includes impressive footage including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and Trooping the Colour from 1958. Hundreds more clips will be added over the coming months.