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Manchester to Blackpool Road Race (1903)
Over a hundred Edwardian athletes gather for a gruelling walking race.
Non-Fiction 1903 2 mins
From Bolton Town Hall the competitors set off on the 33-mile walk to Southport in this section of the race, very visibly sponsored by Oxo, a prominent supporter of Edwardian sporting events. The walkers are accompanied by a cavalcade of wheeled transport, including cycles, horse-drawn carts, a tram and a single motor car. The eventual winner was Jack Butler, the boater-sporting number 53.
Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
Salford v Batley (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 8 mins Location: Salford
Batley go down to Lancashire rivals Salford in the very first season of the Northern Rugby League.
Kingston Rowing Club at Practice (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Location: Stoneferry
A delightful day out on the water as Edwardian rowers mess about on the River Hull.
Liverpool v Small Heath (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Early league football, with the team who will become Birmingham City losing at Anfield in a relegation year.
Newcastle United v Liverpool (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
An Edwardian football match at Newcastle's St James' Park ground.
Notts County v Middlesbrough (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 7 mins Location: Nottingham
The game is held up for the camera to do a full tour of the cheering crowds at Trent Bridge, Notts County's home until 1910.
Promotional 1973 1 mins Location: Blackpool
Hold on tight! We're off, riding the wooden rollercoaster at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach.
The Lancashire Way
Advert 1948 4 mins Location: Nelson
A tribute to Lancashire, land of industry, leisure, sublime landscape - and laundry detergent
Easter Holiday Scenes
Non-Fiction 1929 8 mins Location: Blackpool
It’s Easter and men, women and children all over England enjoy a day out, be it on the beach, at the races or at the zoo
Hendon of the North
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Location: Blackpool
Blackpool goes plane crazy
Piers of the Realm
Amateur film 1992 7 mins Location: Southport
A concise and colourful history of the feature that every seaside resort should have.
An Outing to Blackpool
Amateur film 1928 17 mins Location: Blackpool
A grand day out, as three generations of the Preston family enjoy a day at the seaside.
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