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Fleetwood - The Resort with an Infinite Variety of Pleasures
A place of quiet appeal: a seaside resort in the shadow of a large and noisy neighbour.
Amateur film 1940 11 mins Silent
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The seaside resort of Fleetwood is only a few miles from Blackpool, but a world away from its neighbour's brash delights. The attractions of mid-20th century Fleetwood are of a quieter nature, and if there is little to set the pulse racing, there are compensations such as the pier, floral gardens, open-air pool and beauty contest, or the boating lake, hosting international model yacht racing.
Amateur film 1953 28 mins Silent Location: Heywood
The Inskip League of Friendship tackles social isolation for people with physical disabilities.
Amateur film 1949 5 mins Silent Location: Fleetwood
With the wind in their sails, international model yacht racers compete on Lancashire's Fylde Coast.
Home movie 1939 7 mins Silent Location: Fleetwood
War is looming, but the seaside resorts of Lancashire draw the crowds as always.
Amateur film 1960 16 mins Silent Location: Fleetwood
Behind the scenes in the fishing industry, as the Fylde town supports its trawlermen.
Amateur film 1953 16 mins Silent Location: Fleetwood
The place to be in 1953 - the resort with two lighthouses on Lancashire's Fylde Coast.
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.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
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