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Workers at Ross & Hardy Paper Works (1901)
Where was this Edwardian paper works?
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent
By 1901 wood pulp had begun to replace more costly cotton fibre in paper-making, leading to a burgeoning market in cheaply-produced newspapers and other print materials. We don't know where this long-gone works was, but its handsome stuccoed frontage and healthy appearance of its employees - some of them proudly holding beautifully-clothed infants up for the cameras - suggest a thriving business.
'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 3 mins Silent Location: Chorley
Lancashire cotton-workers pile out through the mill gates at dinner time.
Workers Leaving a Factory in Droylsden (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Droylsden
Workers in Edwardian Lancashire become ghostly thanks to an odd camera effect.
Workers at Spring Bank Mill, Nelson (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Nelson
Lively Lancashire millworkers, including young boys and girls, at the mill gates.
Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: St Helens
Weary glassmakers head home after morning shift.
Workers at Kynoch Ltd Lion Works, Birmingham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
A rich impression of a vibrant Midlands works, in an unusually elaborate 'factory gate' film.
Workers at Jesse Crossley & Sons Ironworks, Ripley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Ripley
Victorian ironworkers leave their Derbyshire factory in carefully stage-managed fashion.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
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.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician