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Parade of the Leeds Police 1900
Leeds' policemen on parade - on horseback and in marching bands.
Non-Fiction 1900 Silent
This early actuality film comprises a single shot of Leeds' policemen on parade. It was customary for films of this era to be brief, though this one also appears to be incomplete. Dating from the pre-cinema era of film, it would have been shown locally – probably in a variety hall or at a fairground. The date of the parade and whether it was part of a bigger event remains unknown.
Liverpool v Small Heath (1901)
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
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.
Parade of Widnes School Children (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Widnes
A multitude of Lancashire schoolchildren is ushered past the camera.
AAA Championships at Fartown, Huddersfield (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
The annual championship meeting of England's premier athletics association.
Accrington Parade (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Algie's Circus in Carlisle (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
The circus comes to town in wintery Carlisle.
Street Scene in Boar Lane (Leeds)
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Busy Leeds traffic
Occupation and Training of the Mentally Handicapped
1951 mins Location: Leeds
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
Kent's public gardens
Amateur film 1984 5 mins Silent Location: Hever
Four of Kent's finest stately homes and gardens delight large numbers of visitors in this short film from the 1980s
Men of Iron
Amateur film 1960 19 mins Location: Leeds
The ancient art of sand casting using an iron mould is the focal point of this industrial film made at Steander foundry in Leeds.
The Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to John Barran’s Factory
Sponsored film 1939 4 mins Silent Location: Leeds
In this fascinating film, made just over 6 months before the start of World War 2, George VI inspects a military uniform factory in Leeds.
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
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician