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Phantom Ride through Southport (1902)
A headlong tram ride passing Southport's finest emporia.
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
Filmed from the open platform of what seems to be a tram, this is a somewhat speedy version of a favourite early film form, the 'phantom ride' - a journey shot from some kind of moving transport, usually a train or tram. As it passes, the camera takes in the drapers, milliners and provision merchants who populated the genteel arcades of the Lancashire seaside resort.
On the Move
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.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Furness Abbey
A driver's view of the Furness Railway through Furness Abbey Tunnel and Station.
Non-Fiction 1904 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
The thrill of a ride through central Sunderland to the sea at Roker.
Liverpool As Seen from the Front of an Electric Car from the Pierhead to the Circus (1901) Liverpool As Seen from the Front of an Electric Car from the Pierhead to the Circus (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
A fascinating film tour into the heart of Edwardian Liverpool.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Egremont
Edwardian tourists and businessmen hurry off the ferry and down the long pier at Egremont on the River Mersey.
Beautiful Panorama of Railway Ride from St. German to Millbay (1901) Beautiful Panorama of Railway Ride from St. German to Millbay (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Plymouth
Views from an Edwardian railway trip, filmed just east of the Devon-Cornwall border and over the Tamar.
Non-Fiction 1905 1 mins Location: Southport
When you're on a pier this long, you can be forgiven for taking public transport
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.
Amateur film 1933 18 mins Silent Location: Winsford
Floral delights and more from around the North West.
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
Lord Derby opens Southport's fancy new bathing lake and pavilion in this newsreel item
Amateur film 1930 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
On the beach with the racing cars, capturing the speed and excitement.
Inside Film 2021 47 mins
Writer and activist So Mayer joins filmmaker and critic Alexandra Hidalgo to discuss the work of acclaimed French director and artist Agnès Varda.
Detective drama 1944 19 mins
You too can solve the case of the stolen boy, courtesy of this film from 1944.
Public Information Filler 1946 3 mins Location: Woodford
Sorry kids – your parents might never let you out of the house again after watching this bleak 1940s road safety film
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.