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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.
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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.
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.
1974 5 mins
Reporter Michèle Brown visits London's Western Hospital, where a computer is on the medical staff to help doctors with routine doctor\patient consultations.
Anti-smoking Campaign: Artery - Clogged
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
One of the most gruesomely memorable of all British anti-smoking promos depicts fat oozing out of nonchalant smokers' cigarettes.
1968 21 mins
The social and political revolutions of 1968 seem a long way from the musings of a moderate Tory on the NHS and government .
Anti-smoking Campaign (Wales): Janice
2003 1 mins
Straight-talking anti-smoking promo, which introduces us to Janice, a 51-year-old woman who uses a ventilator to breathe.
Smoking and Health - Woman
1968 1 mins
A well-to-do woman is unable to answer her child’s cries due to a coughing fit, in this exaggerated anti-smoking advert.
Wanted for Life
Documentary 1951 8 mins
A child's life is save through a blood transfusion and this incident demonstrate s the need for blood donors.