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Rotherham Town v Thornhill (1902)
A ropey pitch and worse goalkeeping in a typical non-league football derby in Edwardian Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins
These two Rotherham football clubs eventually merged to become Rotherham United in 1925. Here, they make the best of a poor pitch that caused the match to be abandoned after 55 minutes. The Rotherham Town keeper, in white, puts in a lot of effort, if not so much skill, with the ball. Showman Albert Wilkinson, in a top hat, can be seen geeing up the coal-dusted crowds for the camera.
Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
Salford v Batley (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 8 mins Location: Salford
Batley go down to Lancashire rivals Salford in the very first season of the Northern Rugby League.
Kingston Rowing Club at Practice (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Location: Stoneferry
A delightful day out on the water as Edwardian rowers mess about on the River Hull.
Liverpool v Small Heath (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Early league football, with the team who will become Birmingham City losing at Anfield in a relegation year.
Manchester to Blackpool Road Race (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 2 mins Location: Blackpool
Over a hundred Edwardian athletes gather for a gruelling walking race.
Newcastle United v Liverpool (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
An Edwardian football match at Newcastle's St James' Park ground.
Lifestyle show 1986 25 mins Location: River Don
Naturalist Michael Clegg retraces the paths of merchants who travelled from Cheshire to Rotherham with their goods.
The Modest Millionaire
Documentary 1985 25 mins Location: Swinton
A genuinely fascinating businessman, with workman’s hands, an old battered Austin, still labouring at 77, and keeping many a church going.
Rotherham Services Procession
Non-Fiction 1942 9 mins Location: Rotherham
This is an absorbing film of a Remembrance Day service and procession in Rotherham, unusual in being held in wartime, and made more poignant for being so.
Rationalising City Transportation
Promotional 1930 13 mins Location: Wolverhampton
Quieter than a diesel bus, more manoeuvrable than a tram. The Guy trolley bus is the answer to all your transport problems and they're 'perfectly safe up to 40mph'.
Rotherham up to Date
Promotional 1961 39 mins Location: Rotherham
An absorbing picture of council services at the beginning of the 1960s, with babies getting polio jabs and girls having braces fitted, while Roots is playing at the Civic Theatre.
People from the Rotherham Photographic Society Exhibition at the Drill Hall
Amateur film 1914 2 mins Location: Rotherham
An intriguing and enigmatic early short film of photographers taking themselves as subjects having discovered the joys of moving image.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.