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Burnley v Manchester United (1902)
First-ever footage of Manchester United in a tense Edwardian football fixture.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent
This is a truly historic film artefact, badly damaged though it is: the very earliest footage of Manchester United, shot months after they changed their name from Newton Heath. The frenetic action shows United (in dark tops) apparently on the back foot against near-neighbours Burnley, although the home team ultimately lost 2-0. The result helps explain why the film was never advertised in Burnley.
United were a Second-Division team in 1902-03, finishing the season in fifth place. They would have to wait until the 1906-07 season to play in the First Division for the first time under their new name. Burnley, one of the founders of the Football League, was to finish the season at the bottom of the Second Division.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
Leeds Lifeboat Procession and Sports at Roundhay Park (1902) Leeds Lifeboat Procession and Sports at Roundhay Park (1902)
Non-Fiction 1901 19 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Jolly japes and jumping in the lake - it's the water carnival in Leeds on Lifeboat Day.
Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival at Headingley (1902) Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival at Headingley (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 7 mins Silent Location: Headingley
Athletes and acrobats wow the crowds at the annual Cycling Club carnival.
Great Local Derby, Accrington v Church Cricket Match (1902) Great Local Derby, Accrington v Church Cricket Match (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Rare film record of an Edwardian local league cricket game between two Lancashire sides.
Non-Fiction 1901 9 mins Silent Location: Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Did he bowl or did he throw? A fascinating record of an early cricketing controversy.
Non-Fiction 1902 12 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Crowds enjoying the spectacle at Birmingham Athletics Club.
Amateur film 1940 5 mins Silent Location: Burnley
Come for a drive around the streets of a busy Lancashire town.
Amateur film 1965 10 mins Silent Location: Burnley
Learning is fun, but fun also means learning for Burnley nursery school children.
Amateur film 1945 11 mins Silent Location: Preston
Playing the beautiful game - the ladies from Lancashire demonstrate their skills.
Amateur film 1964 21 mins Silent Location: Heysham
Colourful amateur film showing family outings around Lancashire and a trip to Southampton to meet travellers from America
Sport 1938 15 mins Silent Location: Burnley
An exciting finale to the cricket season, and a chance to see the great George Headley in action.
Coloured Woven Cloth Production by Barden Mill Co., (Burnley) Ltd Coloured Woven Cloth Production by Barden Mill Co., (Burnley) Ltd
Documentary 1949 26 mins Silent Location: Burnley
Warp twisting and high speed pirn winding? Come inside a Lancashire mill to find out more.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.