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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.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.