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England v Ireland at Manchester (1905)
An Edwardian contest between teams representing the English and Irish Football Leagues, with plenty of goal-line action.
Non-Fiction 1905 2 mins Silent
Some 13,000 people saw this prestigious 1905 match at Manchester City's Hyde Road. Thanks to Mitchell & Kenyon, it stands as probably the oldest filmed record of a football international (though despite the billing, strictly this was an inter-league match with teams representing each league). England's team won 4-0, on a gloomy October day that challenged M&K's camera as well as Ireland's defence!
Much of the action was filmed from behind the English goal, guarded by Derby County's Harry Maskrey, but there are also good views of the players as they line on to the pitch. The film was commissioned from Mitchell & Kenyon by the American Bioscope company, and shown at the nearby Empire in Manchester's Ardwick Green.
Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
Salford v Batley (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 8 mins Silent Location: Salford
Batley go down to Lancashire rivals Salford in the very first season of the Northern Rugby League.
Liverpool v Small Heath (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
Early league football, with the team who will become Birmingham City losing at Anfield in a relegation year.
Manchester to Blackpool Road Race (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 2 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Over a hundred Edwardian athletes gather for a gruelling walking race.
Newcastle United v Liverpool (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
An Edwardian football match at Newcastle's St James' Park ground.
Notts County v Middlesbrough (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 7 mins Silent Location: Nottingham
The game is held up for the camera to do a full tour of the cheering crowds at Trent Bridge, Notts County's home until 1910.
Charity appeal 1934 8 mins Location: Southport
Windows of opportunity: how a charity aimed to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Education of the Deaf
Documentary 1946 51 mins Location: Manchester
A brisk look at the tests and education practices for deaf people in 1940s
Promotional 1968 29 mins Location: Manchester
Faith in the inner city - the mission of the Sharon Full Gospel Church in Manchester.
The Girl in the Library
Student film 1984 3 mins Location: Manchester
Infatuation amongst the bookshelves, or a mind playing tricks? The viewer can decide...
Manchester Tickled Pink
Amateur film 1993 2 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Manchester is 'Tickled Pink' with this annual celebration of LGBT life.
Promotional 1958 13 mins Location: Manchester
Earning and learning, as an apprentice begins his working life.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.