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His Worship the Mayor Leaving Lancaster Town Hall (1902)
Mitchell & Kenyon capture the 'lighter' side of Lancastrian officialdom.
Non-Fiction 1902 mins Silent
Local dignitaries often crop up in Mitchell and Kenyon's films, but this amusing vignette outside Lancaster Town Hall is something of a curio. It's not known whether the short 'comedian' was a local celebrity, but the entertaining interaction would certainly have been staged to enliven AD Thomas's compilation of 'animated pictures', playing at the town's Palace of Varieties in March/April 1902.
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.
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.
Funeral Procession in Edinburgh (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh
Mourners process through the wintry streets of Edinburgh.
The Wedding of Billy and Joyce 25 March 1950
Home movie 1950 9 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Congratulations to the happy couple! A lovely record of a special day in Lancaster.
Workforce of Storey's White Cross Mills, Lancaster (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
A great surge of workers pushes through the gates of a Lancashire mill.
Employees Leaving Williamson's Factory, Lancaster (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Lancastrian workers spill out of a huge textile factory.
Return of the Lancaster Volunteers (1901)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Some nifty product placement creeps in to this formal portrait of the Lancaster Volunteers.
Employees Leaving Storey's Moor Lane Mill, Lancaster (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Workers at a Lancaster linoleum factory leave and the gate is firmly shut behind them.
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.