Welcome to Blow by Blow
Nostalgia films & DVDs

We are filmmakers who specialise in working with old film and video. We help families, businesses, and public bodies with their cine and video archives.

We rescue old material from formats of yesteryear, damp and dilapidation – and once we retrieved film cans from a dustbin that would have been emptied next day.

If we access material of general interest, e.g. a local High Street in the 1950s, or how a town celebrated the Coronation, we ask if we can research and narrate it for today’s audiences in our nostalgia DVDs or streamed programmes.

Our happiest moment? When someone recognises a friend or relative in one of the old films we have brought back to life and made available inexpensively.

We licence old film from big archives for our own productions - and sometimes broadcasters licence material from our own collection of 6000 films and tapes, mainly associated with the Midlands and North of England.

We give talks and film shows when possible.

We have been in the media business for decades and think we know a lot!


Operation Failed to Return DVD

UPDATED, summer 2018, with the latest news of the 61 Sqdn “Lanc in a Dutch canal” plus the memories of farmer Keith Toule, who grew up 150 yards from the base.

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The Goldstars DVD

Celebrates 100 years of "The Goldstars" - aka 31 Squadron, one the most fascinating squadrons of the Royal Air Force.

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Some of our DVDs
A selection of some of the DVDs we have at Blow by Blow

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Bygone Lincoln 1

This widely admired classic contains 39 local films from 1918 to 2000, all researched and narrated for today’s audiences.

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Bygone Lincoln 2

In 1905 Lincoln was gripped by typhoid fever. The germs were in the tap water and killed both rich and poor.

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Bygone Lincoln 3

Local people and the cars, buses, lorries and trains of the 1955 to 1958 period are seen as Pelham Bridge is developed in the city centre.

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Bygone Lincoln 4

Producer, Narrator, and Cameraman Andrew Blow met WW2 radar veterans at their first ever reunion in Coventry in 1992

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