This film is part of Free
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
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.
- United Kingdom
Non-Fiction 1904 11 mins Location: Manchester
A damp and murky day greets the annual Whitsuntide Catholic procession in Edwardian Manchester.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.
Non-Fiction 1904 5 mins Location: Hunslet
A spectacular street procession in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
The faithful surge out of St James' Church onto a wind-swept street in Edwardian Hull.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Location: Mansfield
A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.
Non-Fiction 1905 4 mins Location: Halifax
A proud expression of Catholic identity, this Edwardian parade fills the streets of the Yorkshire town.
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?
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.
Non-Fiction 1913 5 mins Location: Birmingham
A carnival procession and Rose Queen crowning ceremony, possibly in Birmingham
Magazine and Review show 1983 13 mins Location: Birmingham
It's not only a big day for Zubair Khan and his sixteen year old bride Saeeda. It's also brings together two families.
Non-Fiction 1927 13 mins Location: Birmingham
Horse-drawn carts and floats parade through a busy, if wet and misty, Birmingham.
Non-Fiction 1969 5 mins Location: Falmouth
Merchant Officer Robin Knox Johnston is the first person ever to complete a solo single-handed round-the-world yacht race.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins
An Edwardian Bolton Wanderers football team file onto a threadbare pitch
Advert 1972 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workmen clean an oversized bottle perched on a factory chimney. At lunch, two beers are delivered to them by helicopter.
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Location: Criccieth
PM David Lloyd George gets outdoors, hoeing potatoes in Criccieth, Wales
Travelogue 1951 9 mins
Travelogue following the historical route taken by Pilgrims from Winchester to Canterbury.