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Congregations Leaving St. Hilda's Church, Middlesbrough (1902)
Edwardian worshippers at a since-demolished church in Middlesbrough's former centre.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins
Middlesbrough was still a fledgling settlement, little bigger than a village, when St Hilda's was consecrated in 1840. By the time this film was made, the town was booming, and dense with foundries and factories. But after years of post-WWII decline, the historic centre north of the railway became dilapidated. Captured on canvas by LS Lowry in 1959, St Hilda's was demolished a decade later.
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Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Location: Birmingham
Church school pupils set off for a trip to the famous Birmingham entertainment hall.
Magnificent Reproductions of the Great Yorkshire Show in Bradford (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 15 mins Location: Bradford
Great fashions, hefty livestock, horse jumping and a few spectacular falls on display at an agricultural show.
Manchester Sunday Schools Whit Monday Procession (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 9 mins Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the city streets to see a parade of beautifully turned out children in a festive parade.
Hunslet Carnival and Gala (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 5 mins Location: Hunslet
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Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
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Congregation Leaving Wesleyan Chapel in Mansfield (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Location: Mansfield
A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.
Congregations Leaving the Centenary Chapel, Middlesbrough (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Location: St Hilda's
A small crowd bustles outside the now-demolished Centenary Methodist Wesleyan Chapel.
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Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
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News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
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News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
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Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.