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Hunslet Carnival and Gala (1904)
A spectacular street procession in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1904 5 mins Silent
Carnivals were a highlight of the Edwardian calendar, when they allowed townsfolk to set aside the usual norms of class, status and gender. This film of a summertime procession through Hunslet in south east Leeds is no exception, featuring blackface minstrels, men in women's dress and floats depicting religious and historical scenes. As is common, showmen marshal the crowd around the camera.
Blue Coat Children Marching to Curzon Hall, Birmingham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent 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 Silent
Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.
Manchester Sunday Schools Whit Monday Procession (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 9 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the city streets to see a parade of beautifully turned out children in a festive parade.
Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent 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 Silent Location: Mansfield
A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.
Halifax Catholic Procession (c.1905)
Non-Fiction 1905 4 mins Silent Location: Halifax
A proud expression of Catholic identity, this Edwardian parade fills the streets of the Yorkshire town.
Drama 1966 12 mins Silent Location: Hunslet
A young man rambles in his winklepickers in rundown Leeds brooding on the ennui of a 1960s Sunday, and on his disillusionment with religion.
Hunslet v Leeds (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Hunslet
A less-than-serious Leeds team take a four-goals-and-two-tries battering from Hunslet.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.