Apologies if this has been posted before, but I've done a search, and couldn't find anything.
The British Council have just made a lot of old shorts available on line, and they are downloadable. One in particular stood out, called 'Merseyside'. Filmed in 1941, it has many atmospheric shots of the docks (mainly Liverpool), but some good views of the ferries, including the luggage boats are shown too. It's accompanied by the usual stirring music and clipped British commentry of the time. Runs to just over 9 minutes, and can be found here: Clicky
I haven't watched any of the others yet, but they seem to have lesser interest regarding Wirral History
, with titles such as
'The Life Cycle of the Pin Mould' and 'The Life of the Rabbit', etc...
If Pin Moulds and the rest are your thing, the main site can be found at: Britsh Council Films