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Halifax Catholic Procession (c.1905)
A proud expression of Catholic identity, this Edwardian parade fills the streets of the Yorkshire town.
Non-Fiction 1905 4 mins
For a day, the old religion holds sway over the centre of a mainly Protestant wool town, captured in Mitchell & Kenyon's only 'Catholic' film made outside Lancashire. 'Erin' (Ireland in Gaelic), written in flowers, proclaims the origins of much of Halifax's Catholic community. Priests, worshippers, altar boys, women and girls in elaborate hats and small children throng the streets.
Blue Coat Children Marching to Curzon Hall, Birmingham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Location: Birmingham
Church school pupils set off for a trip to the famous Birmingham entertainment hall.
Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork (1902)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.
Manchester Sunday Schools Whit Monday Procession (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 9 mins Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the city streets to see a parade of beautifully turned out children in a festive parade.
Hunslet Carnival and Gala (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 5 mins Location: Hunslet
A spectacular street procession in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire.
Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
The faithful surge out of St James' Church onto a wind-swept street in Edwardian Hull.
Congregation Leaving Wesleyan Chapel in Mansfield (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Location: Mansfield
A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.
Halifax Day by Day
Documentary 1910 2 mins Location: Halifax
One of the most industrious and enterprising towns of northern England takes a break to greet the novelty of the movie camera.
The Halifax Laundry Blues
Documentary 1985 25 mins Location: Halifax
Women workers give voice to their puzzlement, anger and despair as years of hard work cleaning laundry for hospitals is discarded.
See You Tomorrow
Industry sponsored film 1965 17 mins Location: Halifax
The lesson here is clear, do the right things in the workplace – wear totectors and Rozalex barrier cream – and all will be well, and if not there is a nurse on hand with a plaster.
Gledhill Collection 5
Home movie 1940 12 mins Location: Halifax
Life in an army training camp as new squaddies, learning to drill and use a rifle, are joined by evacuees from Dunkirk, having a haircut and mixing up handball with football.
Stand Down Parade of the Home Guard
Non-Fiction 1944 15 mins Location: Halifax
Marching in typical determined fashion in the pouring rain, through the empty streets of Bradford, these men of the Home Guard exude steeliness, pride and, possibly, relief.
This Town of Ours
Non-Fiction 1972 38 mins Location: Halifax
Nothing is left out of this portrait of Halifax as it emerges into the 1970s, from the making of Quality Streets to its new high-rise flats, markets, pubs and recent immigrants.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete