The Hanna collection features records of cultural life, sport and leisure. In 1957 Sam was at Turf Moor (the home of Burnley FC) to capture unique colour footage of the Manchester United football…
Hanna was minded to film events in his home town and beyond, providing records of important occasions such as whit walks, royal visits, remembrance services and community celebrations.
As a teacher at Burnley's Abel Street School, and later at Burnley Grammar School, Sam Hanna not only brought film into the classroom with inventions such as his 'daylight screen',…
There are several films in the collection that illustrate or promote local commerce and industry or simply tell us more about working life. 'New Fields for Industry' is an upbeat twenty-minute…
Sam Hanna is perhaps most associated with his series of educational films about 'Old English Crafts'. Sam had trained as a furniture designer and cabinetmaker before becoming a handicraft…
Sam Hanna was a Burnley-born amateur filmmaker whose collection of over 500 reels of mostly 16mm film was acquired by the North West Film Archive in November 2005. Sam Hanna had a lifelong passion…
Extracts from the 1914 film 'Our Friends The Police'. The full film illustrates various aspects of policework in Manchester, including ambulance duties, traffic control, training of recruits,…