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Great Local Derby, Accrington v Church Cricket Match (1902)
Rare film record of an Edwardian local league cricket game between two Lancashire sides.
Non-Fiction 1902 5 mins Silent
The Lancashire Cricket League was established in the early 1890s (shortly after the birth of the Football League) to suit the interests of factory workers, and was hugely popular in the county. Played on Saturdays and midweek, games were completed within one day. The Accrington v. Church match was filmed on 5 July, with Accrington's professional bowler, Walter Hall, dispatching Church for 46 runs.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
Leeds Lifeboat Procession and Sports at Roundhay Park (1902) Leeds Lifeboat Procession and Sports at Roundhay Park (1902)
Non-Fiction 1901 19 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Jolly japes and jumping in the lake - it's the water carnival in Leeds on Lifeboat Day.
Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival at Headingley (1902) Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival at Headingley (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 7 mins Silent Location: Headingley
Athletes and acrobats wow the crowds at the annual Cycling Club carnival.
Non-Fiction 1901 9 mins Silent Location: Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Did he bowl or did he throw? A fascinating record of an early cricketing controversy.
Non-Fiction 1902 12 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Crowds enjoying the spectacle at Birmingham Athletics Club.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Burnley
First-ever footage of Manchester United in a tense Edwardian football fixture.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Non-Fiction 1904 4 mins Silent Location: Accrington
A magnificent procession marks the Boer War hero's arrival in Lancashire in a stunningly-preserved film.
Non-Fiction 1912 9 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Filmed record of a local parade crammed with detail and charm.
Crowds Leaving Park Congregational Church in Accrington (1902) Crowds Leaving Park Congregational Church in Accrington (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Members of a non-conformist congregation leave their Lancashire church.
Non-Fiction 1907 10 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Cheering crowds and much jubilation greet the launch of the Accrington to Oswaldtwistle electric tram service.
Proclamation of King Edward VII, Market Place, Accrington (1901) Proclamation of King Edward VII, Market Place, Accrington (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Accrington
The Edwardian era kicks off with the proclamation of the new King.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.