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Tram Ride from Port Soderick to Douglas Head (1902)
A panoramic voyage along the breathtaking Isle of Man coast.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins
This 'phantom' tram ride takes us along a scenic, if at times hair-raising, section of the precipitous Marine Drive line from Douglas to Port Soderick. The picturesque route takes in the Victorian Toll Gate, Wallberry Viaduct and the magnificent Douglas Bay. The Isle of Man was a fashionable holiday destination at the time, boasting over 100 hotels and attracting some 300,000 seasonal visitors.
On the Move
Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Location: Portishead
A fine variety of views of the Avon gorge taken from various positions downstream from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Lytham Trams and Views Along the Route (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 11 mins Location: Lytham
The inauguration of the Blackpool to Lytham tram route on 28 May 1903.
Rochdale Tram Ride (1905)
Non-Fiction 1905 5 mins Location: Rochdale
Splendid views of Edwardian Rochdale from the front of a tram after a recent dusting of snow.
Cattle Market in Derry (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry
Bustling scenes show Edwardian Derry-Londonderry before industrialisation took hold.
Phantom Ride through Southport (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Location: Southport
A headlong tram ride passing Southport's finest emporia.
Panorama of Queenstown Harbour (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins
Edwardian images of County Cork's famous port, filmed from a bobbing boat.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.