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Final of International Cup at Cork Regatta (1902)
Scenes from the summer final between the Leander and Berlin rowing clubs.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
Mitchell and Kenyon's cameramen could usually be relied on to position themselves for the perfect shot. Alas, not this time. From the bank of the River Lee, the camera manages to catch the boats as they pass, but is too far away to pick up much detail, and keeps losing the action. Finally, the hats and waving arms of enthusiastic spectators, and a pillar, almost completely block our view.
Leander, founded in Henley-on-Thames in 1818 and one of the world's oldest rowing clubs, overcame their German rivals to become competition winners. Another film in the Mitchell and Kenyon collection, Two-oared Boat Race, Sunday's Well, Cork, captures part of the International Gig Races held during the same July event.
'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900) 'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 3 mins Silent Location: Chorley
Lancashire cotton-workers pile out through the mill gates at dinner time.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Leyland
Another shift ends in Victorian Lancashire, while children play in the street.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Nelson
Lively Lancashire millworkers, including young boys and girls, at the mill gates.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent
Where was this Edwardian paper works?
Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900) Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: St Helens
Weary glassmakers head home after morning shift.
Workers at Kynoch Ltd Lion Works, Birmingham (1901) Workers at Kynoch Ltd Lion Works, Birmingham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
A rich impression of a vibrant Midlands works, in an unusually elaborate 'factory gate' film.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.