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Blue Coat Children Marching to Curzon Hall, Birmingham (1901)
Church school pupils set off for a trip to the famous Birmingham entertainment hall.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Birmingham's Blue Coat School (established 1722) was one of many charity schools founded by the Church of England to educate children from poor families. Garbed in Tudor-period frocks - dyed blue, the traditional colour of almsgiving - the boys would have made a quaint sight as they were marched briskly to what was presumably supposed to be a fun outing.
Manchester Catholics Whitsuntide Procession (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 11 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A damp and murky day greets the annual Whitsuntide Catholic procession in Edwardian Manchester.
Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork (1902)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent
Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.
Hunslet Carnival and Gala (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 5 mins Silent Location: Hunslet
A spectacular street procession in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire.
Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
The faithful surge out of St James' Church onto a wind-swept street in Edwardian Hull.
Congregation Leaving Wesleyan Chapel in Mansfield (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Mansfield
A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.
Halifax Catholic Procession (c.1905)
Non-Fiction 1905 4 mins Silent Location: Halifax
A proud expression of Catholic identity, this Edwardian parade fills the streets of the Yorkshire town.
New Fifty Pence Piece
News 1969 2 mins Location: Birmingham
Don't become a victim of the new fifty penny piece!
News 1971 8 mins Location: Birmingham
A middle class designed city with no style - Arthur Dooley pulls no punches in Birmingham.
Decent Place with Hot and Cold
Documentary 1970 27 mins Location: Birmingham
An impressively stark documentary study of Birmingham slums - past and present.
News 1975 4 mins Location: Leicester
He arrived in Britain with £3 and went on to become one of the richest business men in the Midlands. How did Amrat Parmar do it?
Pakistani Bus Driver
News 1974 2 mins Location: Birmingham
Bus timetables are sacrosanct to some but to others there are more important things in life - and faith is one of them.
Rose Queen Carnival 7th June 1913
Non-Fiction 1913 5 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
A carnival procession and Rose Queen crowning ceremony, possibly in Birmingham
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.