Watch Manchester’s local history come to life with short vintage films and videos made from the compilation of old photos of this historic city in North West England.
The 500 year old Belvoir Oak sits in the Belvoir Forest Park in Belfast. It’s thought to be the oldest tree in Northern Ireland, and survives thanks to the intervention of tree specialists.
Major Oak is a thousand year old tree found in the Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It’s so big, vertical poles stop the heavy branches collapsing.
Lincolnshire is home to the famous Bowthorpe Oak, which was probably already a young sapling the year William the Conqueror arrived. Given the damage done in 1768, it’s a wonder that this ancient oak has survived this long.
The ancient royal hunting grounds of Savernake in Wiltshire are home to Big Belly Oak, one of the UK’s oldest trees. But today the historic tree sits just inches from the fast moving traffic whizzing by.
In this vintage film from 1940, the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Howard Kingsley Wood, examines soldiers and a Nazi plane.
As Minister for Health in the 1930s, Sir Howard Kingsley Wood visited the Violet Melchett Welfare Centre in Chelsea to see child health services in action.