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Visit of Sir George Cotton at Accrington (1902)
A small crowd greets a local Conservative parliamentary candidate at Accrington station.
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
It's rare to see a Mitchell & Kenyon film where the majority of people's backs are to the camera, which is usually the main attraction. Sir George Cotton made his name, appropriately enough, as a textile mill owner in India. Back in England he was chosen as the Conservative candidate for Accrington, helping explain the well-to-do crowd greeting him here. He died in 1905, before an election.
The Great and the Good
Funeral of Queen Victoria (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.
Procession of Firemen, Nelson (c.1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
Mounted police lead smartly uniformed firefighters past William Widdup's furniture store in Edwardian Nelson.
Visit of the Duke of Connaught CIC Forces in Ireland and Prince Henry of Prussia to Cork Exhibition (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent
Representatives of two royal families visit one of early 20th century Ireland's most ambitious exhibitions.
Funeral of the Late Captain of the Mexborough Fire Brigade (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Doncaster
A well-respected community figure is laid to rest in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Leeds Mayoral Procession For the Coronation Celebrations (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Leeds
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Trade Procession at Opening of Cork Exhibition (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 6 mins Silent
Businesses, unions, religious representatives and civic dignitaries march through Cork.
Accrington Parade (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Baden-Powell Opening Accrington's Ambulance Hall
Non-Fiction 1904 4 mins Silent Location: Accrington
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Crowds Leaving Park Congregational Church in Accrington (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Members of a non-conformist congregation leave their Lancashire church.
Great Local Derby, Accrington v Church Cricket Match (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Rare film record of an Edwardian local league cricket game between two Lancashire sides.
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Non-Fiction 1912 9 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Filmed record of a local parade crammed with detail and charm.
Opening of Accrington Electric Tramways (1907)
Non-Fiction 1907 10 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Cheering crowds and much jubilation greet the launch of the Accrington to Oswaldtwistle electric tram service.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
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Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
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The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.