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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.
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 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
A street scene in Edwardian Hull is dominated by advertising for an event to celebrate returning soldiers from the Boer War.
Non-Fiction 1896 2 mins Silent Location: Bradford
The earliest surviving footage of bustling Victorian Bradford.
Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901) Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Tyldesley
Edwardian boys and girls leave school, shuffled along by their earnest teachers.
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A two-wheeled convoy of Victorian gentlewomen in a charming early film enigma.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Irvine
Dock workers unload grain from a cargo ship in Edwardian North Ayrshire.
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Morecambe
Seaside festivities captured by one of the world’s earliest amateur filmmakers.
Amateur film 1933 18 mins Silent Location: Winsford
Floral delights and more from around the North West.
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Morecambe
Crowds applaud as Lord Derby opens construction on a new road to the North
Amateur film 1930 4 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Come rain or shine, we're off to the seaside - a trip along the Fylde Coast in all kinds of weather.
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
Industry sponsored film 1971 27 mins Location: Carlisle
Bringing the motorway to Cumbria's Lune Valley, whether it likes it or not.
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.
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 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.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
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.