Sefton on Film

No longer showing

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.

9 Responses to “Sefton on Film”

  1. Sarah Coady says:

    Hi, do you need to book tickets for the Sefton on Film showing?

    Many thanks.

    • James says:

      Hi Sarah,

      To avoid disappointment we always recommend that you pre book tickets.


    • mr. & mrs. Lawler says:

      Could we please book two tickets for Sefton on Film for Thursday 19/04/18 and pick them up on the night?

      With Thanks

      • James says:


        We don’t reserve tickets online or over the phone, you’ll need to pick tickets up at box office which are available now


  2. Susan says:

    I would really like to see this film, but am in a night class in Southport until 7pm on 19 April. So it would be difficult for me to get to Crosby by 7:30. Is there any chance you will have more than one showing? I sincerely hope so, as this sounds like a wonderful film! I’m keenly interested in our area’s history.

  3. Bob Yates says:

    How do I book tickets for “Sefton on Film”

  4. anne says:

    What is the running time?
    What time does it finish?

  5. Barbara Johnston says:

    Are there any tickets left is is worth just turning up and hoping to get in

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