Museum of Bath at Work and Bath Postal Museum Spring Film Season – Post Office Savings Bank

The Saving of Bill Blewitt-1930s GPO film-screen shot

Join us to watch two 1930s films from the GPO film unit. The cost is £5.00. The films are jointly organised and publicised by the Bath Postal Museum and ourselves. The two museums will share the proceeds.

The General Post Office created the GPO film unit in 1933. The Unit soon became internationally renowned as a centre for creative, exciting public information films. The films deal with various aspects of the GPOs work in the 1930s, and give us an evocative record of that era.

The Saving of the Post Office! Post Office Savings Bank

Date & Time:May 8th 2019 – 12.30 pm
Venue:The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Rd, Bath
Admission:£5.00 (Free if you have already paid for museum admission)
Featuring:The Saving of Bill Blewett (1936)
John Atkins Saves Up (1934)

Two famous films from the GPO Film Unit. The Saving of Bill Blewett is widely regarded as a classic. Filmed on location at Mousehole, Cornwall and with a musical score written by Benjamin Britten and played by the local villagers. Introduced by Museum Director Stuart Burroughs.

The films last about an hour.

A light lunch of sandwiches will be available to purchase.

These are the last of the GPO films in our Spring Film Season, but look out for the two evening films from the Bath Fringe.


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