Teacher makes 40-minute local history documentary about Fulwood

Posted on - 20th May, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Videos
An old road market shows Fulwood's distance to the city centre

An old road market shows Fulwood’s distance to the city centre

A local teacher and filmmaker has created a documentary about the past of the North of Preston.


The 40 minute film about the history of Fulwood has been created by Gary Cunliffe.

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Mr Cunliffe was inspired by a book released in the 1980s which traced the history of Fulwood in a history walk.

The book has now been turned into a real-life history walk for all to enjoy online.

Mr Cunliffe says: “It was made in February and March 2013. I luckily chose a gloriously sunny February day to film the walk around the southern part of Fulwood which makes up the Fulwood history trail in Carole’s book.


As it is a film of a published ‘walk’ I decided to film ‘as I walked’, no tripod shots, the camera walks with me and so there is often movement.”

The film came about when a two day geography and history workshop was being planned for primary school children looking at the Fulwood area.

The Preston Digital Archive has contributed a number of photos to the film.

Do you live in Fulwood? What do you make of the documentary? Are there any bits of Fulwood history it misses? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to Gothic Preston

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