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Heywood, Lancs. and Chesterfield Celebrations
Heywood, Lancs. and Chesterfield Celebrations

Heywood, Lancs. and Chesterfield Celebrations 1948


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Heywood, Lancs. and Chesterfield Celebrations 1948

1 mins United Kingdom

In this brief film, we visit Chesterfield Market Place station to commemorate the centenary of George Stephenson's death. Rail enthusiasts and excited schoolboys take a close look at the veteran engines on display, including the Lion, which "once roared on the Liverpool to Manchester run". Before this, we see muddy scenes from a Yorkshire v. Lancashire cross-country motor cycle race at Heywood.

Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.




Chesterfield Motorcycle racing Stephenson, George (1781-1848) Trains Exhibitions


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