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Panoramic View of Southport Promenade (1902)
All aboard the charabanc for a trip along an Edwardian promenade.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent
Smartly-dressed passengers climb aboard an imposing horse-drawn carriage during a trip to Southport. The picturesque promenade was an appealing spot for Edwardians enjoying some leisure time, and the filmmakers are careful to soak up the atmosphere - the camera sweeps round in an ambitious (for 1902) 180-degree pan to capture the whole spectacle of the pier and its attractions.
Edwardians at Leisure
Trip to Sunny Vale Gardens at Hipperholme (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent Location: Hipperholme
Summertime laughs and larks at a West Yorkshire pleasure gardens.
Arrival of VIPs for Official Opening of Cork Exhibition (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
Horse-drawn carriages deliver dignitaries to the Cork Exhibition.
Preston Egg Rolling (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Preston
Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.
Waves at Southport (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Southport
Beautiful shots of gentle waves on a shingle beach.
Armley and Wortley Carnival (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 3 mins Silent Location: Armley
The carnival comes to Leeds and a new Rose Queen is crowned.
Scenes in Abington Park, Northampton (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent Location: Northampton
A camera pan through the park reveals teaming crowds and changing fashions in Edwardian hatwear.
Charity appeal 1934 8 mins Location: Southport
Windows of opportunity: how a charity aimed to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Non-Fiction 1920 3 mins Silent Location: Southport
Gentle thrills on the North West coast - a fun day out for everyone, without getting a hair or whisker out of place.
Glengarry Topical Film No. 20
Amateur film 1933 18 mins Silent Location: Winsford
Floral delights and more from around the North West.
Lure to Lancashire
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
Lord Derby opens Southport's fancy new bathing lake and pavilion in this newsreel item
Motor Car Racing at Southport
Amateur film 1930 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
On the beach with the racing cars, capturing the speed and excitement.
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.
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.