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Workers Leaving a Factory in Wigan (1902)
Well-heeled Edwardian workers head home after work.
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent
These smartly-dressed employees with their bowler hats and pocket watches are far from typical subjects for a 'factory gate' film. They tell us that the work was probably clerical or managerial, but although we know the film was shot in August 1902, so far we're left guessing what the company was. The leaflets being handed out advertise a film screening at Wigan Public Hall a few days later.
Edwardians at Work
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901) 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.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: North Shields
Girls gut herring on the quay at North Shields while a Showman tries to stir up trouble.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Pendlebury
A black miner makes an intriguing addition to an already captivating film of coal workers up from their pit.
Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901) Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Hollinwood
A flood of Lancashire cotton workers and their children at the end of another shift.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Glistening brass and galloping horses thrill the crowds at a municipal Fire Brigade drill.
Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900) Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Victorian Manchester mill workers enjoy the novelty of a moving picture camera.
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 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) 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.
Wigan Coronation Celebrations and Street Scenes (1902) 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.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Wigan
The sun shines on the mayor's procession in Wigan to mark the coronation of Edward VII.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Wigan
The largely female workforce of an Edwardian Lancashire factory parades past the camera.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
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2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.