North West Film Archive
VHS Merchandise

The North West Film Archive no longer offers VHS merchandise for sale - this page serves as a record of past productions.

NWFA
MOVING MEMORIES
(Running time 55 minutes, Price £14.99)
11 film extracts including:
An Edwardian outing in Cheshire, aviation history being made in 1910, and the popular traditions of theWhit Walk, the Wakes Week, and the Blackpool holiday. A section is devoted to the cotton industry of old Lancashire, with mill interiors and urban landscapes. Special highlights feature a royal visit, a twenties tea-dance, and dramatic scenes recording the courage of Manchester in the aftermath of the Christmas Blitz, 1940.

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MOVING MEMORIES 2
(Running time 57 minutes, Price £14.99)
10 film extracts include:
Blackpool seafront in 1899, coal-mining in Wigan in 1910, an advertisement for the Co-op 'divi' scheme, a Cheshire carnival and family messages home to 'Blighty' from wartime forces overseas. Post-war sport and entertainment are also featured, along with the journey of what was thought to be Manchester's last tram in 1949...

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NWFA
MOVING MEMORIES 3
(Running time 59 minutes, Price £14.99)
11 film extracts include:
Shopping in Stockport market in 1910, Gracie Fields' visiting Rochdale, silk manufacture in Macclesfield, a C.W.S. Crumpsall biscuit factory in the 1930s and Lancashire Fusiliers training for trench warfare in 1915. Other highlights are peacetime celebrations in Altrincham, traditional clog-making and Lancashire League cricket in 1949.

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NWFA
MOVING MEMORIES 4
(Running time 58 minutes, Price £14.99)
10 film extracts include:
Sir Stanley Matthews revealing the secret of his success, Queen Elizabeth II meeting Arthur Askey and Alma Cogan in Blackpool, trips along the Manchester Ship Canal before and after the two World Wars. Also featured are the construction of the 1911 locomotive Coronation, the redevelopment of Hulme, and scenes during Manchester's Coronation celebrations of 1953.

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NWFA
THIS IS YOUR CONCERN
(Running time 23 minutes, Price £5.99)
Civic film made for Stockport Council in 1958/59 to show the ratepayers what their money was being spent on.

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NWFA
SHIP CANAL CENTENARY SOUVENIR
(Running time 60 minutes, Price £12.99)
A compilation from the archives of the Manchester Ship Canal Company, produced in association with the North West Film Archive. This video provides a fascinatiing insight into the first one hundred years of the Manchester Ship Canal. Colour footage and black and white film from as early as 1912 shows the Canal at work. See the construction of the Queen Elizabeth II Dock at Eastham, and go behind the scenes of the Dock Office in 1967.

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NWFA
A NORTH WEST JOURNEY - BUSES, TRAMS & TROLLEYBUSES 1927-1935
(Running time 53 minutes, Price £19.50)
A compilation of rare archive footage wonderfully filmed by transport enthusiasts in the 1920s and 1930s. On video for the first time, over 50 minutes of road transport legends including a ride along the Douglas Head Marine Drive tramway, new SLT trolleybuses at Worsley, brand new Leyland Titan buses and rare glimpses, in colour, of 1930s Lytham and Blackpool trams.

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