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Southport Pier 1899
When you're on a pier this long, you can be forgiven for taking public transport
Non-Fiction 1905 1 mins
At over a kilometre long, Southport Pier will always be a brisk stroll. A tramway was introduced shortly after it was opened in 1860 to help make the journey a little easier, and here a film camera hops on board. The original negative has survived in remarkable condition, offering beautifully crisp images of the Merseyside promenaders.
Though the film was originally catalogued as 1899, the electric trams seen in the final scene suggest a slightly later date. The first electrified tramways opened in 1900, replacing some of the horse-drawn routes that had run since the 1870s.
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Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
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Non-Fiction 1896 2 mins Silent Location: Bradford
The earliest surviving footage of bustling Victorian Bradford.
Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901) Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901)
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Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Irvine
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Charity appeal 1934 8 mins Location: Southport
Windows of opportunity: how a charity aimed to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
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Amateur film 1933 18 mins Silent Location: Winsford
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Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
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Home movie 1964 5 mins Silent Location: Southport
On the rides at the seaside resort with Mr Brookes and his family.
Amateur film 1992 7 mins Location: Southport
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Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
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1935 16 mins
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Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?