After parkrun at Newborough Forest this morning I did a little photographic experiment. I'd taken a tripod, an untested 1951 camera, and some expired Ilford Selo Orthochromatic film to see if I could get any results at all.
I didn't expect anything quite this good because the film expired in March 1940! No, that's not a typo. It was over 80 years old and still worked almost perfectly - although quite a bit slower than it once was (roughly 64ASA rated but shot at 1 ASA).
The coolest part is that the forest was only planted in 1947, so the film was 7 years older than the oldest trees
So, next time someone suggests you're over the hill.....