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Turn Out of the Wigan Fire Brigade (1902)
Wet weather fails to dampen a thrilling show of horse-drawn fire wagons.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent
Before the introduction of a national fire service in 1938, Wigan, like hundreds of towns and cities across the land, had its own municipal fire service. 'Turn-outs' were staged events to demonstrate to the local populace the swiftness of their brigade. In the early 1900s the steam-powered appliances seen here were gradually being replaced by internal combustion engines.
Edwardians at Work
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901) 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.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: North Shields
Girls gut herring on the quay at North Shields while a Showman tries to stir up trouble.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Pendlebury
A black miner makes an intriguing addition to an already captivating film of coal workers up from their pit.
Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901) Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Hollinwood
A flood of Lancashire cotton workers and their children at the end of another shift.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Glistening brass and galloping horses thrill the crowds at a municipal Fire Brigade drill.
Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900) Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Victorian Manchester mill workers enjoy the novelty of a moving picture camera.
Documentary 1936 24 mins Location: Euston Sta
The flagship of the GPO Film Unit's output and a cornerstone of British documentary, featuring music by Benjamin Britten and the verse of W.H. Auden.
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Wigan
The short-lived minnows Wigan Borough F.C. take on the mighty Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup.
Employees at Walker Engineering Works, Wigan (1900) Employees at Walker Engineering Works, Wigan (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Wigan
Ironfounders and engineers head home after morning shift at Pagefield Works.
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Wigan
Well-heeled Edwardian workers head home after work.
Wigan Coronation Celebrations and Street Scenes (1902) Wigan Coronation Celebrations and Street Scenes (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 5 mins Silent Location: Wigan
Men and boys (and a few girls) mark Edward VII's coronation on the picturesque cobbled streets of central Wigan.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Wigan
The sun shines on the mayor's procession in Wigan to mark the coronation of Edward VII.
1926 40 mins Silent
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
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