Film buffs Mike Grant and daughter, Rachael, were astonished to discover historic reels of film dating back to 1909 in a dumped shelving unit at a recycling centre in Sidmouth, Devon. They purchased the reels for just £10 and will donate them to the British Film Institute.
Among the films is one reel of The Cardboard Lover, an MGM movie, starring famous actress Marion Davies. It is one of just two remaining copies in the world. Another find is the French movie Jane Is Unwilling To Work.
Scene from Jane Is Unwilling To Work
Scene from The Cardboard Lover