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Lytham Trams and Views Along the Route (1903)
The inauguration of the Blackpool to Lytham tram route on 28 May 1903.
Non-Fiction 1903 11 mins
This lengthy film (by Mitchell and Kenyon's standards) records the launch of a new local tram route. The Blackpool Herald attended a screening, noting, "A very complete cinematograph picture of the Lytham trams and the views along the route was shown at the Alhambra last night." Said another journalist, "In the distance, the roadway looks like Brooklyn Bridge, America. Just see how curious it is."
Six separate rolls of film are combined together here, including one that features no trams, which the filmmakers are likely to have included for its local interest and closeness to the tram route. The film was commissioned by the manager of the tram service, Mr Slattery.
On the Move
Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Location: Portishead
A fine variety of views of the Avon gorge taken from various positions downstream from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Ride from Blarney to Cork on Cork & Muskerry Light Railway (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins
Tranquil scenes of rural Edwardian Ireland, on a rail journey with views of Blarney Castle.
Rochdale Tram Ride (1905)
Non-Fiction 1905 5 mins Location: Rochdale
Splendid views of Edwardian Rochdale from the front of a tram after a recent dusting of snow.
Cattle Market in Derry (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry
Bustling scenes show Edwardian Derry-Londonderry before industrialisation took hold.
Phantom Ride through Southport (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Location: Southport
A headlong tram ride passing Southport's finest emporia.
Panorama of Queenstown Harbour (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins
Edwardian images of County Cork's famous port, filmed from a bobbing boat.
Amateur film 1930 4 mins Location: Blackpool
Come rain or shine, we're off to the seaside - a trip along the Fylde Coast in all kinds of weather.
Lytham Club Day Carnival (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 7 mins Location: Lytham
The cancellation of Edward VII's coronation can't dull the Lancashire town's celebrations.
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