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Rochdale Tram Ride (1905)
Splendid views of Edwardian Rochdale from the front of a tram after a recent dusting of snow.
Non-Fiction 1905 5 mins Silent
The appearance of a cameraman at the front of a tram car creates quite a stir among passersby - especially the young boys of the town, who run excitedly in front of the tram as it climbs a hill. In one possibly staged sequence two youths struggle with their bicycle; in another a lad driving a horse and cart releases the reins and jumps up to draw attention to himself as the tram draws past.
On the Move
Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)
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.
Lytham Trams and Views Along the Route (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 11 mins Silent Location: Lytham
The inauguration of the Blackpool to Lytham tram route on 28 May 1903.
Cattle Market in Derry (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Derry / Londonderry
Bustling scenes show Edwardian Derry-Londonderry before industrialisation took hold.
Phantom Ride through Southport (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
A headlong tram ride passing Southport's finest emporia.
Panorama of Queenstown Harbour (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent
Edwardian images of County Cork's famous port, filmed from a bobbing boat.
Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Bradford
An epic tour of the places and people of Edwardian Bradford.
Rollicking Revels at Rochdale
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Rochdale
Fine threads are on display at Lancashire's premier cotton town.
Cotton Come Back
Industry sponsored film 1946 26 mins Location: Shaw
A passionate post-war plea for workers to return to the cotton industry after decades of decline, framed as an argument between father and daughters.
Workpeople Leaving For Dinner, Robinson's Iron Foundry, Rochdale (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Rochdale
Employees exit a Lancashire works on a drizzly day.
Turn Out of the Rochdale Fire Brigade (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Rochdale
A fire drill for the benefit of residents of Edwardian Rochdale - and the camera.
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.