Another chance to see the North West Film Archive’s (NWFA) DVD ‘Preston and its Guild 1902-1992’ released for Preston Guild 2012. Also showing are a couple of short Lancashire films from the BBC North West archive.
This is a review of the DVD from Amazon
‘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, much of which has never been available on DVD or video before now. The completely new commentary is based on the expertise of history curators at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery. This intriguing journey into the past observes Preston’s transformation from its industrial roots to the modern vibrant city it is today, taking us from the days of horse-drawn carts to the introduction of the motor car, and from the Guild of 1902 to the Guild of 1992. Join proud Prestonian actor Roy Barraclough (Coronation Street, Cissie and Ada) as he dips into the North West Film Archive to provide us with a fascinating insight into a century of turmoil and change. During those ninety years, professional and amateur film makers in Preston captured the lives of those around them from the horse-drawn floats of the 1902 Guild to the unveiling of the Cenotaph in 1927, and from the mills of King Cotton to the days when you could buy live chickens in the market place’.
It’s free and it’s at the Continental on Wed 19 September 19:30pm to 21:00pm