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Oddfellows Procession in St Helens (c.1901)
Members of this Friendly Society stream past the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent
Before the rise of trade unions and the arrival of the welfare state, membership of a mutual Friendly Society, such as the Oddfellows, provided some protection for families against illness and injury. The bowler-hatted and sash-wearing members of the St Helens order march past, but the young spectators, ushered out of view by an umbrella-prodding commissioner, are more interested in the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
Early league football, with the team who will become Birmingham City losing at Anfield in a relegation year.
E. H. Williams's Merrie Men: Double Dance and 'The School' sketch E. H. Williams's Merrie Men: Double Dance and 'The School' sketch
Non-Fiction 1899 2 mins Silent Location: Rhyl
Fun on Rhyl seafront as E. H. Williams and his troupe entertain crowds with much ducking and diving in this hectic act.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Widnes
A multitude of Lancashire schoolchildren is ushered past the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
The annual championship meeting of England's premier athletics association.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
The circus comes to town in wintery Carlisle.
Non-Fiction 1923 5 mins Silent Location: St Helens
Demonstrating care for the community in Lancashire.
Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900) Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: St Helens
Weary glassmakers head home after morning shift.
Operatives Leaving Messrs Pilkington Bros. Works, St Helens (1901) Operatives Leaving Messrs Pilkington Bros. Works, St Helens (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: St Helens
Shift change at Edwardian Britain's most important glassmakers, at the heart of the Merseyside town.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: St Helens
The crowds at Knowsley Road await a Rugby league match between the Saints and the Lions.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.