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Burnley... Memories of the 1930s and 1940s: The Films of Sam Hanna

Synopsis
Sam Hanna pioneered the use of film in schools as a means of instruction. In 1932 he started to film life and events in his home town Burnley, as well as capturing dying local crafts for posterity on movie film, and carried on filming during the 1940s and into the 50s. This collection includes the following films: 1932 Hospital Carnival Procession; 1935 Football Burnley v Luton Town. 1939 - 1945 Wartime: The Home Guard, Burnley’s own Dad’s Army, wartime and victory scenes; the Royal visit in 1945 and the stand down of wartime’s volunteer services. After the war: Games of the century played by the children in the streets; Youth week; The Royal Lancashire Show in 1948, building and launching a barge on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. In 1949 we see the Mayor’s parade and Sunday School walking day. In 1950 Bronze Age remains are discovered and there is the General Election.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Film studies; History
Keywords
amateur films; educational films; football; Lancashire; local history; Hanna, Sam

Credits

Director
Sam Hanna

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2013

Publisher

Name

Pleasures Past

Contact
Angus Tilston
Web
http://www.pleasurespast.co.uk/home.htm External site opens in new window
Phone
0151 3345546
Address
Pleasures Past
17 Poulton Road
Bebington, Wirral
Merseyside
CH63 9LA
United Kingdom

Distributor

Name

UK History Store

Web
http://www.ukhistorystore.com/home.php External site opens in new window

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