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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.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.