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Runcorn v St Helens (1901)
Runcorn, Lancashire Senior Competition winners in 1900 and third in 1901, face a fierce challenge from visiting St Helens.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent
Just a few minutes long and sharing their screen time between the players and the crowds, Mitchell and Kenyon's rugby films are more an evocative record of the occasion than they are a collection of 'highlights', which might puzzle those weaned on today's unblinking TV coverage. This film may not show any tries, but there's plenty of action and all the atmosphere of a thrilling sporting rivalry.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
A veritable Victorian Towering Inferno.
Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
Jolly boating weather as the hordes descend on Henley for the Regatta.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
University teams navigate a bend on the river Cam in no ordinary rowing race.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
A little piece of football history from the people's game: possibly the earliest surviving game on film
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
The launch of H.M.S Albion, which was marred by the collapse of a gangway which resulted in many spectators drowning.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
Amateur film 1934 16 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
Travelling inland with the 'Manchester Commerce', heading for home.
Documentary 1912 19 mins Silent Location: Eastham
Sailing into an inland port with the ships bringing goods to Manchester.
Industry sponsored film 1924 26 mins Silent Location: Manchester Ship Canal
Manchester's link to the sea - a success story for British engineering and commerce.
1962 12 mins Location: Soho
A children’s guide to bustling Soho, with a glimpse of its music industry, architecture and thriving restaurant scene.
Documentary 1969 25 mins
On release from jail, a man recalls the events leading up to his imprisonment.
1968 78 mins
It’s Britain vs USA in this drama by Dennis Potter as mild-mannered George finds himself in thrall to brash American Sam.
Drama 1968 27 mins
Three women seek the truth about love from a crystal ball in an early Fay Weldon play about trust and jealousy.
Action and Adventure 1955 28 mins
Four village schoolchildren encounter a spot of trouble when some crooks take up residence in the woods.
The one where Lindsay Anderson makes a film about fuel efficiency…