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Waves at Southport (1902)
Beautiful shots of gentle waves on a shingle beach.
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent
Sea waves were a popular film subject from the very earliest days of the cinema. Few subjects expressed so well the particular qualities of the moving photographic image. This film, which may have been commissioned by Tweedale for his 'Bio-Motograph' show, was shot in bright sunlight and in close up. The full effect of the lacy-edged wavelets is quite beautiful.
Tweedale also commissioned the beautiful panorama of the Buxton Skyline, also in the Mitchell & Kenyon collection, so we might deduce that his entertainment favoured refined, touristic films rather than the livelier subjects shot by M&K, such as their factory gate films.
Edwardians at Leisure
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent Location: Hipperholme
Summertime laughs and larks at a West Yorkshire pleasure gardens.
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Coventry
Crowds pay homage to the legendary naked rider during Coventry’s Edwardian coronation celebrations.
Non-Fiction 1907 5 mins Silent Location: Llandudno
May Day festivities in the North Wales town.
Sedgwick's Bioscope Showfront at Pendlebury Wakes (1901) Sedgwick's Bioscope Showfront at Pendlebury Wakes (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Pendlebury
Outside a fairground cinematograph in Edwardian Lancashire.
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent Location: Morecambe
Crystal-clear views of town, sands, sea, tourists and locals at the Lancashire resort.
Bootle May Day Demonstration and Crowning of the May Queen (1903) Bootle May Day Demonstration and Crowning of the May Queen (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 18 mins Silent Location: Bootle
May Day revellers brave a wet and windy day in Edwardian Merseyside.
Non-Fiction 1905 1 mins Location: Southport
When you're on a pier this long, you can be forgiven for taking public transport
Charity appeal 1934 8 mins Location: Southport
Windows of opportunity: how a charity aimed to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Non-Fiction 1920 3 mins Silent Location: Southport
Gentle thrills on the North West coast - a fun day out for everyone, without getting a hair or whisker out of place.
Amateur film 1933 18 mins Silent Location: Winsford
Floral delights and more from around the North West.
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
Lord Derby opens Southport's fancy new bathing lake and pavilion in this newsreel item
Amateur film 1930 1 mins Silent Location: Southport
On the beach with the racing cars, capturing the speed and excitement.
Inside Film 2021 47 mins
Writer and activist So Mayer joins filmmaker and critic Alexandra Hidalgo to discuss the work of acclaimed French director and artist Agnès Varda.
Detective drama 1944 19 mins
You too can solve the case of the stolen boy, courtesy of this film from 1944.
Public Information Filler 1946 3 mins Location: Woodford
Sorry kids – your parents might never let you out of the house again after watching this bleak 1940s road safety film
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.