Old images of Winsford, Cheshire

Not surprisingly, the production of salt at Winsford in Cheshire brought in the newsreel cameras during the 1940s. But the early 20th century also brought a record breaking swimming event to town. Winsford Baths 1930 Unfortunately, this is footage of the 1930s Olympic swimmer Bob Leiver in the waters of Winsford Baths, rather than images…

Old images of Widnes, Cheshire

Take a step back in time with these archive films made in Widnes in Cheshire. By Election At Widnes 1915 This 15 second clip shows Francis Fisher, Unionist Candidate in the forthcoming by-election, surrounded by wa soldier, several men and women, and a collection of children. By-Election At Widnes (1919) – British Pathé (YouTube) Bozzadrome…

Langley, Cheshire

Close to Macclesfield and the Macclesfield Forest, Langley is a semi-rural village in Cheshire, which in 1930 saw the launch of an afforstation scheme. Langley Afforestation Scheme 1930 In 1930, the Mayor and Mayoress of Macclesfield attended the inauguration ceremony of the Langley Afforestation Scheme. The newsreel cameramen were there to film the day’s events,…

Old images of Crewe, Cheshire

Step back in time with these old images of Crewe in Cheshire, as recorded by filmmakers in the 20th century. Royal Visit 1928 It’s just a 20 second clip of Princess Mary arriving for her visit to the Crewe Memorial Hospital, but we see glimpses of many staff, children and spectators. ROYAL: Princess Mary visits…

Old Images of Knutsford, Cheshire

The pretty market town of Knutsford in Cheshire has, not surprisingly, caught the attention of filmmakers even back in the early 20th Century. May Day Queen 1928 Every year Knutsford’s May Day celebrations include crowning the May Queen. In 1928, the silent newsreel captured the large street procession and the May Queen ceremony. It’s surprising…