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Street Processions in Oldham
Whatever the weather, the procession will go on in this Lancashire town.
Non-Fiction 1964 14 mins Silent
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A colourful record of community events in Oldham, this film records scenes from a selection of street processions. Floats, bands, cheerleaders, police and civic dignitaries, scouts and guides and Whit Walkers - Lancashire folk are not deterred by bad weather.
Amateur film 1956 33 mins Location: Oldham
Disabled people working in the community in Oldham.
Documentary 1969 22 mins Location: Oldham
A last look at the mighty steam engines that once powered Lancashire's mills.
1948 21 mins Silent Location: Oldham
"Britain's bread hangs by Lancashire's thread" – cotton, Britain's great post-war hope.
Documentary 1966 7 mins Location: Chadderton
See how steam powered the textile industry of Lancashire.
Promotional 1951 13 mins Location: Oldham
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Home movie 1950 15 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
The Collin family of Chadderton, Oldham, enjoy life to the full.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
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