The North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to announce ‘Sefton on Film’, a part of its programme to make this fascinating collection available to the public of the North West region. The NWFA will present a public screening of films from its collection at The Plaza, Liverpool.
Presented by the Archive’s Collections Assistant Geoff Senior, the films to be shown will feature life in and around Liverpool and the borough of Sefton over the past 100 years.
This specially selected compilation of fascinating films begins with footage of Victorian life in Liverpool from 1897, including a journey along the overhead railway, and then a royal visit to the city in 1913 by George V, Queen Mary and the Prince of Wales. Watch the Formby lifeboat as it is towed by horses to the water’s edge before launching into the sea in 1916 . See how local traders advertised their services on the big screen in Southport in 1928. Join the crowds at the Crosby Carnival in 1947 and learn how Liverpool’s industries and infrastructure were recovering after the war in the 1952 film ‘The Urgent West’.
Experience the beautifully-decorated streets of Bootle as residents celebrate the Queen’s coronation in a wonderful colour film from 1953. Finally, enjoy a series of City of Liverpool promotional films which look at housing and job opportunities for Liverpool residents outside the city in ‘Welcoming Towns’ (1968), the attractions of the city itself in ‘She’s A Lady’ (1972) and highlights from the Liverpool Showtime event in 1971.