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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.
Documentary 2020 11 mins
Searching for one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2019 14 mins
An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
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