Film: 767

Places + Locations | 1930 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Silent film record of various aspects of Liverpool in the 1930's, including Lime Street station and boat trains at the old Riverside station with an LMS Canadian Pacific special arriving with passengers, for the Canadian Pacific transatlantic liner Duchess of Altholl at Princess Pier, piloted into the the station by two ancient Webb coal tank engines LNWR 0-6-2Ts Nos 27615 and 7738. There are also some shots of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, and very rare scenes of the Railway Air Service at Speke (De Havilland Rapides).
The city of Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire.
Lime St Station. St George Square. St George Hall. Walker Art Gallery. General views, Adelphi Hotel. Lord Street (trams). Mersey Tunnel, bus and cars. Liverpool docks. Trams. Horse and cart. Overhead railway. Timber at Stalbridge Dock. Dock railway. Banana traffic. Bunches on vertical conveyor belt and horizontal. Royal Liver Building at Pierhead. Landing stages for the Mersey Ferries, good shots. P and O liner 'Strathmore' Canadian Pacific Liner 'Duchess of Atholl'. Riverside Station and LMS boat trains. Good platform scenes and luggage. Loading luggage by net up ship's side. Boarding ship via covered walkway. Funnel whistling steam. Withdrawn gang plank. Departure, large crowds waving.


To request more details on this film, please contact us quoting Film number 767.