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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) '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.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Droylsden
Workers in Edwardian Lancashire become ghostly thanks to an odd camera effect.
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) 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) 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) 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.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.