Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Moving House, Christmas Decorations and a Rose Queen Procession
Leisure scenes with the Hardman family, at their new home and out and about.
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In this delightful film, we see the Hardman family moving house, and celebrating Christmas in their new home. Young Gail and her friends enjoy sunny days in the back garden, as well as a trip to the beach at St Anne's. The reel concludes with footage of a Rose Queen procession, with Morris dancers, cheerleaders and a unicyclist all entertaining the watching crowd.
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On the Fylde Coast with the Brickhill family in wartime Britain.
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Romance 2023 2 mins
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Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.