Sheffield is England’s fifth largest city, and is famous for its proud steelmaking heritage.
The ancient history of Taunton is easily spotted with both a 10th century monastery and a castle located in this Somerset town. But the local history of the most recent decade is more personal to the community’s residents, some of which was captured on film as it happened.
Telford is the largest town in Shropshire. But the irony is that until the 1950s the land was populated only by small towns and settlements including Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley.
Oakham is the largest settlement in Rutland, England’s smallest county. It’s packed full of historic buildings and has long caught the interest of filmmakers.
The cathedral city of Gloucester was founded by the Romans in AD97, and granted its first charter by Henry II in 1155. Over the past century, filmmakers and residents have recorded important community events and the local landscapes which change and alter with time.
Loughborough is a large market town in Leicestershire with ancient roots. It was noted in the 1086 Domesday Book, when the town was known as Loughburne.
Preston in Lancashire got its first royal charter from King Henry II in 1179. In 2002 Queen Elizabeth II made this historic market town into the City of Preston.
The City of London has changed dramatically through the years since people started filming it back in the 1800s.
Brighton and Hove became a city in 2001. This page links to free-to-view films and videos showing community life in the century before city status was received.