Cheshire On Film is to be the subject of two public screenings by the North West Film Archive in Chester next month.
The archive, based at Manchester Metropolitan University, has organised the event as part of its programme to make this fascinating collection available to the public of the North West region.
The NWFA will present two public screenings of films from its collection at The Grosvenor Museum in Chester on Tuesday, March 8 at 2pm and 7.30pm.
The films to be shown will feature life in and around the county over the past 100 years. This specially selected compilation of fascinating films includes footage of Edwardian life in the city of Chester in travelogues from 1907 and 1933.
Join the women of Neston on their annual Ladies Walking Day of 1910 and see the last of Chester’s trams run through the city in 1930. See how the children of Elworth adapted to school life in wartime in 1942 and how the county helped out with wartime food production in Summer on the Farm.
Take a trip along the Weaver Navigation and catch the world famous Anderton Boat Lift in operation and watch as the delicate silk fabrics produced in Macclesfield are turned into fine cloth in Colour in Silk from 1954.
Take up The Challenge of the Sack with the residents of Ellesmere Port as their refuse collections were revolutionised in 1961 and see how the county’s famous Cheshire Cheese is produced on a farm at Mollington in 1980 in an episode of the BBC’s Homeground series.
The archive’s service manager Marion Hewitt said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Chester and the local area to enjoy an afternoon or evening with a difference and take a look back at life in and around their location in the past century.”
The shows will be presented by the archive’s collections assistant Geoff Senior.
Tickets are £6 and can be obtained from The Grosvenor Museum on 01244 97212 or online at grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk