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Wigan Mayoral Coronation Procession (1902)
The sun shines on the mayor's procession in Wigan to mark the coronation of Edward VII.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent
Some particularly deft camera positioning gives this film of Wigan's coronation procession an extra charge. The procession approaches the audience head-on - before turning off just in front of the camera. It's a striking effect, reminiscent of French film pioneers the Lumière Brothers who, so legend has it, had naïve audiences straining to get out of the way of an oncoming train.
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.
Hollow Drift Children's Procession, Durham (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Old Elvet, Durham
Thousands march up Old Elvet in Durham to mark the Coronation of Edward VII.
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
Edward VII's rescheduled coronation was held on 8th August, not a nice day in Leeds...
Trade Procession at Opening of Cork Exhibition (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 6 mins Silent
Businesses, unions, religious representatives and civic dignitaries march through Cork.
Funeral Procession in Edinburgh (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh
Mourners process through the wintry streets of Edinburgh.
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)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Wigan
Ironfounders and engineers head home after morning shift at Pagefield Works.
Workers Leaving a Factory in Wigan (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Wigan
Well-heeled Edwardian workers head home after work.
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.
Factory Exit in Wigan (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Wigan
The largely female workforce of an Edwardian Lancashire factory parades past the camera.
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
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
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.