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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.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Southampton
A moving tour through lively turn-of-the-century Southampton.
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins
A hypnotic study of the wake of a ship at sea
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
An unusual view of Paris, shot from a boat travelling down the Seine. You can even see the Eiffel tower - almost!
Non-Fiction 1897 5 mins Location: Tay Bridge
Stunning train's eye views across the Tay rail bridge from Fife to Dundee
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins
Admire the view but don't look down, as this short film takes you on a breathtaking trip through the Alps
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins
With energetic waving of handkerchiefs to those on shore, a large steamship heads off
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Location: Rochdale
Fine threads are on display at Lancashire's premier cotton town.
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) 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.
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Rochdale
A fire drill for the benefit of residents of Edwardian Rochdale - and the camera.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.