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Football Match at Preston C.1900
Relentless pressure from the Lilywhites leads to some cracking action but no goal for the camera
Sport 1900 2 mins Silent
A decade on from their 'Invincibles' season, Preston North End had become dangerously vincible, ending the 1901 season relegated. The precise date of this match is unclear, but the Lilywhites certainly appear to be putting up a good fight. The camera is perched by their opponent's corner flag, naturally privileging the home team's attacks. The tension of the seemingly relentless goalmouth action rings down the years.
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.
E. H. Williams's Merrie Men: Double Dance and 'The School' sketch E. H. Williams's Merrie Men: Double Dance and 'The School' sketch
Non-Fiction 1899 2 mins Silent Location: Rhyl
Fun on Rhyl seafront as E. H. Williams and his troupe entertain crowds with much ducking and diving in this hectic act.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Widnes
A multitude of Lancashire schoolchildren is ushered past the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
The annual championship meeting of England's premier athletics association.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
The circus comes to town in wintery Carlisle.
Amateur film 1938 10 mins Silent Location: Preston
Christmas planning on a grand scale in a Lancashire workplace.
The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill visits Fulwood and Preston, 27th June 1945 The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill visits Fulwood and Preston, 27th June 1945
Non-Fiction 1945 3 mins Silent Location: Fulwood
Winston Churchill visits Lancashire, in the closing days of his premiership and the last months of the Second World War.
Steel Scrap Drives in Bolton, Preston and Liverpool 1952 Steel Scrap Drives in Bolton, Preston and Liverpool 1952
Non-Fiction 1952 12 mins Silent Location: Bolton
Any old iron? The people of the North West contribute to the nationwide collection of scrap metal.
Amateur film 1945 11 mins Silent Location: Preston
Playing the beautiful game - the ladies from Lancashire demonstrate their skills.
1913 3 mins Silent Location: Preston
Red letter day in Preston
Non-Fiction 1920 7 mins Silent Location: Preston
Admire the nimble-fingered cotton workers at the monumental Horrockses, Crewdson & Co cotton factory in Preston
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.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
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.
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.