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80th Birthday gifts idea; The Time of your Life DVD -1934

80th Anniversary or Birthday gifts ; DVD and Greeting Card in one; The Time of your Life -1934Our DVD and Greeting Card combination make great gifts and are ever popular. We had some spare time so decided to take a look at the 1934 DVD on which this year is ideal as an 80th Birthday gift.

This is a very UK-centric DVD with current events from Pathe News reels used in the cinemas at the time to impart news to everyone within the British Empire.

Scene from the DVD of The Derby 1934Watching it now is fascinating and enthralling; being able to see not only what was happening but also the fashions and mannerisms of the people being filmed along with the scenery of times gone by, The Derby crowds was amazing showing all the old open top buses lined up along the race track.

1934 Queensway Tunnel opened by the King1934 Queensway Tunnel opening ceremony in LiverpoolThe DVD covers the entire year and many of the most noteworthy news stories such as the launching of the Queen Mary, opening of Queensway tunnel in Liverpool and the G.P.O. streamlining their Empire Mail services plus regular sporting events such as The Derby, Wimbledon (Fred Perry winning,) Open Golf and the British Empire Games (now Commonwealth Games.) The DVD runs for about an hour with sections on British and World news plus sport.

1934 G.P.O. Empire Mail Van delivering mail to aeroplane
1934 G.P.O. Empire Mail Van delivering mail to aeroplane (still image from DVD.)

The The Time of your Life DVD -1934 is available from our store, if we’re out of stock drop us an email and we’re let you know when we get fresh stock.


Although not a complete list the following are some of the snippets the DVD covers:

  • Political Party in power during the year.
  • Exporting Cattle to Australia.
  • Launch of Queen Mary
  • New Homes in London for the masses with Swimming pool
  • King visits Dagenham Motor Works
  • Crystal Palace and Foden Motor Works Brass Band
  • Cooper’s apprentice rite of passage
  • Lord & Lady Baden Powell (Scouts movement)leave on international voyage.
  • GPO Streamlining Empire mail service.
  • Fred Perry winning Wimbledon
  • Oxford – Cambridge Boat Race
  • 1st FIFA European Championships, classic twist
  • Monte Carlo Grand Prix
  • Americas Cup – launch of the Endeavour.
  • The Derby
  • Royal Ascot plus fashions as Ascot
  • Cricket England beat Australia in 2nd Test
  • The Open Golf win for English player.
  • Henley Boating Regatta.
  • Davis Cup win by F J Perry
  • British Empire Games
  • London to Brighton Run for historic vehicles (40 year old cars then e.g. circa 1890)
  • Petrol Riots in Paris
  • France Genral Strike
  • Umbrella Plane
  • Sky Pullman in America (sleeper plane)
  • Dictators Meet – Mussolini & Hitler

The item is a unique bi-fold DVD greeting card covered with images and memories celebrating and commemorating the year of 1934 by recounting the events that happened in the year. The greeting card includes a DVD about 1934 with an approximate run time of 1 hour. The footage is sure to bring the memories flooding back for the lucky recipients. The greeting card also has images and facts about the year 1934 printed on the front and inside the cover of the card plus a blank page for you to add your own special message.