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Funeral Procession in Edinburgh (1901)
Mourners process through the wintry streets of Edinburgh.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent
We don't know whose passing this sombre funeral procession was marking, and the poor light makes it difficult to distinguish much about the mourners, either. But the naval uniforms suggest a military connection. The ominous-looking 'lightning bolts' throughout the film are the result of static created in the camera during filming - rather than a sign of divine disapproval.
The Great and the Good
Funeral of Queen Victoria (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.
Hollow Drift Children's Procession, Durham (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Old Elvet, Durham
Thousands march up Old Elvet in Durham to mark the Coronation of Edward VII.
Visit of the Duke of Connaught CIC Forces in Ireland and Prince Henry of Prussia to Cork Exhibition (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent
Representatives of two royal families visit one of early 20th century Ireland's most ambitious exhibitions.
Funeral of the Late Captain of the Mexborough Fire Brigade (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Doncaster
A well-respected community figure is laid to rest in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Leeds Mayoral Procession For the Coronation Celebrations (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Edward VII's rescheduled coronation was held on 8th August, not a nice day in Leeds...
Trade Procession at Opening of Cork Exhibition (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 6 mins Silent
Businesses, unions, religious representatives and civic dignitaries march through Cork.
Scotland Trip 1939 - Part 2
Amateur film 1939 18 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh
This Scottish home movie takes in the delights of Edinburgh Zoo and picturesque Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde.
County of Northumberland
Amateur film 1963 19 mins Silent Location: Holy Island
The toe-dipping delights and tranquillity of the Northumbrian Riviera and beyond.
Heart of a People - Scottish Festival
Amateur film 1947 17 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh
Take in the length and breadth of majestic Scotland in this vibrant amateur travelogue
Dollarbeg (Part 2)
Amateur film 1936 13 mins Silent Location: Dollarbeg
Continuation of an amateur film capturing a family holiday in Dollarbeg Castle, including trips to Stirling and Edinburgh.
Documentary 1936 24 mins Location: Euston Sta
The flagship of the GPO Film Unit's output and a cornerstone of British documentary, featuring music by Benjamin Britten and the verse of W.H. Auden.
Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh
A short report on the winners of the marathon and sprint in Edinburgh - now known as the New Year Sprint
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.