Ahead of a series of screenings by the North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University) to celebrate the 1913 Royal Tour of Lancashire, here's a short taste of what is in store. See how Lancashire looked in 1913 and join King George V and Queen Mary as they tour round the county.
Screenings take place at:
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (July 8th)
The Royal Court Theatre, Bacup (July 9th)
Pendle Hippodrome Theatre (July 10th)
Parbold Picture House (July 16th)
To mark Preston Guild 2012, the first Guild of the 21st century, the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University is proud to present a 20th century story of Preston and its Guild, as told through unique archive film. Narrated by Roy Barraclough MBE, and produced in collaboration with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, the DVD is official Guild merchandise.
Release date: 13th March 2012.
Run time: 57mins Price: £12
Available at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery and other local outlets.
In this unique DVD to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago - don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
From industrial toil in the years leading up to the outbreak of war, to key events during the hostilities - join BAFTA nominated actor Maxine Peake on this fascinating journey into the past.