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Street Scene in Boar Lane (Leeds)
Busy Leeds traffic
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent
This is a nice Leeds street scene made by the Riley Brothers of Bradford in 1898. It captures bustling Boar Lane traffic, with electric trams, a solo horse rider and other horse-drawn vehicles mingling with pedestrians.
The Warwick Trading Company catalogue for 1898 describes this as one of the best street scenes on offer at that time. The Brothers' other street scene, shot in their home town of Bradford, is described as "of local interest but not so good as Leeds".
Arthur Mold Bowling to A.N. Hornby (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 9 mins Silent Location: Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Did he bowl or did he throw? A fascinating record of an early cricketing controversy.
Scenes in Hull (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
A street scene in Edwardian Hull is dominated by advertising for an event to celebrate returning soldiers from the Boer War.
Bradford Town Hall Square
Non-Fiction 1896 2 mins Silent Location: Bradford
The earliest surviving footage of bustling Victorian Bradford.
Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Tyldesley
Edwardian boys and girls leave school, shuffled along by their earnest teachers.
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A two-wheeled convoy of Victorian gentlewomen in a charming early film enigma.
Lady Mostyn Discharging Grain at Irvine (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Irvine
Dock workers unload grain from a cargo ship in Edwardian North Ayrshire.
Parade of the Leeds Police 1900
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Leeds' policemen on parade - on horseback and in marching bands.
Occupation and Training of the Mentally Handicapped
1951 mins Location: Leeds
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
Kent's public gardens
Amateur film 1984 5 mins Silent Location: Hever
Four of Kent's finest stately homes and gardens delight large numbers of visitors in this short film from the 1980s
Men of Iron
Amateur film 1960 19 mins Location: Leeds
The ancient art of sand casting using an iron mould is the focal point of this industrial film made at Steander foundry in Leeds.
The Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to John Barran’s Factory
Sponsored film 1939 4 mins Silent Location: Leeds
In this fascinating film, made just over 6 months before the start of World War 2, George VI inspects a military uniform factory in Leeds.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician