Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Piers of the Realm
A concise and colourful history of the feature that every seaside resort should have.
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This engaging colour reel by talented amateur filmmaker John Newton celebrates seaside piers and their history. From Southport's extremely long pier to Llandudno's fine Victorian structure, and then to Blackpool's Central Pier - one of three in the town - this film shows that, despite their dwindling numbers, these iconic coastal features still play a big part in the life of the seaside resort.