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Blackburn Rovers V. West Bromwich 1898
A little piece of football history from the people's game: possibly the earliest surviving game on film
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
Take your place in the stands for what might be the earliest surviving football match on film. Welsh-based filmmaker Arthur Cheetham had been experimenting with film since January 1898 and on the 24th September of that year set his camera up behind the goal at Blackburn’s 4-1 defeat of the Baggies at Ewood Park.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
A veritable Victorian Towering Inferno.
Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
Jolly boating weather as the hordes descend on Henley for the Regatta.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
University teams navigate a bend on the river Cam in no ordinary rowing race.
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
The launch of H.M.S Albion, which was marred by the collapse of a gangway which resulted in many spectators drowning.
Charity Costume Parade - Manchester or Salford, C.1900 -no.2 Charity Costume Parade - Manchester or Salford, C.1900 -no.2
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins
A light-hearted parade makes a wonderful charity appeal - and film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Non-Fiction 1923 2 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
A whirlwind tour of the 1923-24 season opener: Manchester City's Maine Road debut, Blackburn v Chelsea and goals for Spurs against Preston North End.
Non-Fiction 1904 0 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
Blackburn Rovers play at home at Ewood Park to an unidentified team in an Edwardian football fixture.
Non-Fiction 1907 2 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
An Edwardian First Division football match played at Blackburn's Ewood Park Stadium.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
The entry of the teams and action from both halves of an Edwardian football game at Ewood Park.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
Spoiler alert! The fox is always going to outsmart the hounds in this delightful, balletic cartoon that heads from the countryside into 1930s suburbia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 9 mins
Carmen get your cartoon opera fix in this (very!) loose version of Bizet’s classic tale of romance and treachery.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1909 4 mins
Toy Story meets Fatal Attraction in this tale of an Edwardian childhood romance scuppered by poor finances and a stalking dolly
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1940 8 mins
Who does he think he’s kidding? This parodic day-in-the-life portrait of Mr Hitler is one of the very few British examples of comic cartoon propaganda from WW2.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1919 10 mins Silent
Remember when Charlie Chaplin went into space? Reality is no obstacle in this endlessly inventive silent cinema cartoon of the 'Little Tramp'
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 6 mins
1920s canine icon Bonzo the Dog tests the Entente Cordiale to the limit in this silent British cartoon