The city is the star in 'Liverpool on Film'
To mark Liverpool's 800th birthday, the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University presents this new and unique DVD of compelling archive film footage that tells the story of an extraordinary city in the turbulent times of the twentieth century.
Liverpool was one of the first cities in the world to be captured on film. In this unique DVD we begin our journey in 1897 with the earliest moving images of St George’s Hall, the River Mersey, the Overhead Railway and horse-drawn trams on Lime Street. Join the narrator, BBC Radio Merseyside's Roger Phillips, as he returns to 1907 and the spectacular pageant staged in Wavertree Park to mark the City's 700th birthday. See the ‘New World Wonder Tunnel’, the construction of the City’s cathedrals and join the crowds of 1957 who gathered to say a fond farewell to the City’s last tram. These gems are featured alongside three striking colour films shot for the City Council - Turn of the Tide, Liverpool Sounding and Rates for the Job - providing a fascinating insight into the Liverpool of the mid 1960s.
Optional Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.
Made by the North West Film Archive (based at Manchester Metropolitan University) in partnership with Liverpool Record Office, and with support from the Liverpool Culture Company and Northwest Vision + Media.
Running Time 1 hour 15 minutes. Format - PAL.