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Duke and Duchess of York at Conway
The spectacle of a royal visit in Victorian Wales is captured by local showman Arthur Cheetham.
Non-Fiction 1899 3 mins Silent
The Duke and the Duchess of York’s stay in the Vale of Conway was reported in newspapers far and wide. In this film Arthur Cheetham, a local showman turned exhibitor, attempts to exploit the spectacle of visiting royals via the new invention of animated photography. The film doesn’t provide the best views of the Duke and Duchess, perhaps leaving Cheetham to conjure excitement in his audiences through other means.
Non-Fiction 1901 19 mins Silent Location: Manchester
The might of the British Navy struts its stuff down the Manchester Ship Canal.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
Huge crowds turn out in Edwardian Liverpool for the annual celebrations marking the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Destroyers from the Edwardian Royal Navy filmed from a ship in the Tyne.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the streets for the return of Manchester's Volunteers from South Africa.
1st Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment - Blackburn Rifle Volunteers (1900) 1st Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment - Blackburn Rifle Volunteers (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
An impressive display of numbers from the local volunteer force as part of the Blackburn Easter Fair.
Non-Fiction 1901 14 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Soldiers returning from the Boer War get a warm welcome home from crowds in Edwardian Birmingham.
Travelogue 1941 14 mins Silent Location: Llandudno
Romance blossoms amongst the donkeys on the beach at Llandudno and the glories of north Wales are explored, from piers, lakes, hills of sheep.
Advert 1968 18 mins Location: Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa
Wales: seeped in history (castles) and clothed in modernity (sports and eating out). Why go elsewhere?
Amateur film 1965 5 mins Location: Conwy
A fisherboy’s catch causes a right old caper when he lands it on Conwy’s harbour wall.
Fisheries Experimental Station, Castle Bank, Conway. Fisheries Experimental Station, Castle Bank, Conway.
Documentary 1950 12 mins Silent Location: Conwy
Muscles and mussels: men and horses move mountains of shellfish as they transport them from sea to purification tanks to railway station.
Home movie 1964 14 mins Silent Location: Colwyn Bay/Bae Colwyn
Sea, sand, sights and delights around every corner – there's something for everyone on a North Wales getaway!
Documentary 1975 17 mins Location: Trawsfynydd
Across the communist/capitalist divide of the Cold War, a choir from Hungary visits a choir in Blaenau Ffestiniog and both discover, despite differences, a shared humanity.
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.