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A truly impressive exhibition of calisthenics from two teams of girls - perhaps an early talent contest?
Non-Fiction 1900 7 mins Silent
Two teams of girls perform exercises in strict unison while someone calls out instructions. We can see this from the odd glance to someone behind the camera, while their perfect timing suggests that there is some kind of beat or music. The girls are dressed in sensible clothes (at least by Edwardian standards), and their sashes and medallions might indicate they are winners of a contest.
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.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.