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Victorian revelry on Morecambe Seafront.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
In its early days film exhibition stood cheek by jowl with other forms of popular entertainment, but as this example shows, film was uniquely capable of recycling the hard work of entertainers as its own content. Produced by William Henry Youdale, a magic lantern exhibitor turned cinematographer from Cumbria, it’s possible that this film was made to be exhibited not just in Morecambe, but to the very audience that it features.
Sport 1896 0 mins Silent
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Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth
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Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Belfast
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Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
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Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Morecambe
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Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Morecambe
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Amateur film 1930 4 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
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Amateur film 1964 21 mins Silent Location: Heysham
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Drama 2020 21 mins
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Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
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Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
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Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
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