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Panorama of Queenstown Harbour (1902)
Edwardian images of County Cork's famous port, filmed from a bobbing boat.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent
It's not easy to view these beguiling scenic shots without burdening them with our knowledge of history. The pivotal site of Irish emigration, Queenstown witnessed countless departures (like that of the liner glimpsed here), each touched by excitement, apprehension and, all too often, tragedy. Previously Cove, it was later renamed Cobh by a newly independent state purging itself of Britishness.
On the Move
Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Portishead
A fine variety of views of the Avon gorge taken from various positions downstream from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Lytham Trams and Views Along the Route (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 11 mins Silent Location: Lytham
The inauguration of the Blackpool to Lytham tram route on 28 May 1903.
Rochdale Tram Ride (1905)
Non-Fiction 1905 5 mins Silent 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 Silent Location: Derry / Londonderry
Bustling scenes show Edwardian Derry-Londonderry before industrialisation took hold.
Phantom Ride through Southport (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
A headlong tram ride passing Southport's finest emporia.
Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Bradford
An epic tour of the places and people of Edwardian Bradford.
ABC in Sound
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1933 2 mins
Hand-drawn sound experiment by Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film