WE'VE published a number of fascinating photos from film made available by the British Film Institute.

The collection of rare and previously unseen historical footage of coastal life in the South West of England has been made available on BFI Player as part of British Film Institute’s Britain on Film: Coast and Sea national project.

This week we've got some images of fossil collecting in Charmouth to share with you.

The project includes films spanning 100 years, covering an enormous range of subjects and there’s a chance to choose subjects and areas you’re interested in thanks to the interactive map.

Filmed by professional filmmakers and amateur hobbyists alike, these glimpses into the past, many of which have never been available before, have been sourced and curated by the BFI National Archive along with regional and national film archives across the UK, including the South West Film & Television Archive (SWFTA), to offer the public the opportunity to witness past generations’ relationships with coastal Britain.

See player.bfi.org.uk