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Horse-drawn Traffic Viewed from Elevated Position
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets (near Kings Cross at the junction of Euston Road and Pancras Road).
Bradford Town Hall Square
Non-Fiction 1896 2 mins Silent Location: Bradford
The earliest surviving footage of bustling Victorian Bradford.
Scenes in Hull (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
A street scene in Edwardian Hull is dominated by advertising for an event to celebrate returning soldiers from the Boer War.
Arthur Mold Bowling to A.N. Hornby (1901)
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.
Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Tyldesley
Edwardian boys and girls leave school, shuffled along by their earnest teachers.
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A two-wheeled convoy of Victorian gentlewomen in a charming early film enigma.
Lady Mostyn Discharging Grain at Irvine (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Irvine
Dock workers unload grain from a cargo ship in Edwardian North Ayrshire.
King's Cross Sta
The Flying Scotsman 40th Anniversary Run
Documentary 1968 9 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
Recreating its record-breaking 1928 journey between King's Cross and Edinburgh 40 years on, it's full steam ahead for The Flying Scotsman.
North London Street Party - Reclaim the Streets
Amateur film 1998 5 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
See the streets around King's Cross overun by protesters blocking traffic before partying in the name of community ownership.
Bousfield Personal Film 2: Colour Scrapbook
Amateur film 1937 17 mins Silent Location: Dulwich
An aptly named scrapbook film featuring a train spotter's view of King's Cross around 1937, river journeys and Home Guard training
Drama 2001 13 mins Location: King's Cross Sta
Gripping drama about the tough life of teenage prostitute Kelly and the nightly risks she takes to make ends meet.
Barging through London
1924 11 mins Location: Limehouse
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Drama 1996 20 mins Location: Farringdon Station
Ewan Bremner and Dexter Fletcher star as a pair of morbid fortune tellers in this modern tale of dark arts.
ABC in Sound
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1933 2 mins
Hand-drawn sound experiment by Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film