Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel.

It is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world and includes footage from the Maldon district.

Alastair White, general manager of British Pathé, said: “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them.

“This archive is a treasure trove unrivalled in historical and cultural significance that should never be forgotten.

"Uploading the films to YouTube seemed like the best way to make sure of that.”

Take a look at a film made about Maldon salt in 1968 here.