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Buxton Skyline (1901)
A striking panorama of the Peak District town and its magnificent Georgian Crescent.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent
The imposing sight of Buxton's Georgian Crescent and the 18th century Devonshire Dome behind it is as familiar to locals today as it would have been to this film's Edwardian audience. Commissioned from travelling filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon by exhibitor Mr Tweedale, the film was shown in February 1901 in the Pavilion theatre, part of the then unfinished Buxton Opera House.
For Buxton Skyline, Mitchell and Kenyon made a relatively rare departure from their more typical scenes of bustling crowds. The long, slow panning shot is unusually ambitious for this early period in film's history, and it's not surprising that keeping the camera steady proved a challenge too far given the technology available.
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Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins
With energetic waving of handkerchiefs to those on shore, a large steamship heads off
Amateur film 1934 7 mins Silent Location: Matlock
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Amateur film 1974 8 mins Silent Location: Oxnead
Since before the Norman Conquest the River Bure has powered two watermills barely a mile apart, near the Norfolk villages of Oxnead, Buxton and Lamas.
The Federation of Soroptimist Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland Tenth Annual Conference, Buxton The Federation of Soroptimist Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland Tenth Annual Conference, Buxton
Amateur film 1939 12 mins Silent Location: Buxton
Female members of the Soroptimist organisation congregate in the Derbyshire town of Buxton for their annual conference.
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Buxton
Snow in the High Peak sees Buxton locals take to the slopes for some winter sports in this attractive newsreel.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Buxton
A winter paradise in the Peak District: beautifully-composed shots of snow-clad Buxton.
Non-Fiction 1916 2 mins Silent Location: Buxton
Rheumatic soldiers are treated with the latest in hydrotherapy at the Devonshire Hospital in Buxton, Derbyshire.
1926 40 mins Silent
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