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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
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 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
Horse-drawn carriages deliver dignitaries to the Cork Exhibition.
Preston Egg Rolling (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Location: Preston
Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.
Waves at Southport (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Location: Southport
Beautiful shots of gentle waves on a shingle beach.
Armley and Wortley Carnival (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 3 mins 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 Location: Northampton
A camera pan through the park reveals teaming crowds and changing fashions in Edwardian hatwear.
Non-Fiction 1920 3 mins 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 Location: Winsford
Floral delights and more from around the North West.
Lure to Lancashire
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Location: Southport
Lord Derby opens Southport's fancy new bathing lake and pavilion in this newsreel item
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.
Motor Car Racing at Southport
Amateur film 1930 1 mins Location: Southport
On the beach with the racing cars, capturing the speed and excitement.
Southport Pleasureland 1964
Home movie 1964 5 mins Location: Southport
On the rides at the seaside resort with Mr Brookes and his family.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.