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#954064 - 6th Jul 2015 6:24pm British Pathe films lots of videos and stills
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Hi

Thought this might be of interest on here
britishpathe films

# Ritz Theatre Cinema, Birkenhead, Merseyside

# First Tram To Run In Britain (1927)

there are lots more

its the British Pathe News website with lots of video clips and stills covering the UK

thanks


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#954127 - 6th Jul 2015 10:07pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: homeraway]
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Fabulous, thank you very much ,homeraway.
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#954133 - 6th Jul 2015 11:43pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: granny]
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Ah, good old British Pathť: an offshoot of the original French company, hence the logo of the French cock.
I was, for a time, a projectionist at the Ritz.
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#954134 - 6th Jul 2015 11:49pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: homeraway]
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Coq !
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#954172 - 7th Jul 2015 12:13pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: granny]
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Coq !


Thanks, granny; a French cock is indeed a coq.
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#954185 - 7th Jul 2015 2:57pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: homeraway]
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Excellent stuff and I can relate to a lot of it.But did we not have trams with horses before this.

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#954193 - 7th Jul 2015 4:12pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: homeraway]
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Yes, we had passenger horse trams before that, from 1860 I believe. I think our first horse tram (non-passnger) was Flaybrick Quarry in 1815.

I'm struggling to find the "first" that Birkenhead has claim to for trams.

First British passenger horse tram:- Swansea 1807
First British passenger electric tram:- Brighton 1883

Birkenhead might have been the first British PUBLIC passenger electric tram in 1901.
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#954195 - 7th Jul 2015 4:31pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: diggingdeeper]
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From the Liverpool Mercury, 1895.


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#954197 - 7th Jul 2015 4:59pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: bert1]
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Around Wirral in 1934 ,quite interesting but full of advertising LOL,

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-round-the-wirral-with-a-movie-camera-1934/

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#954199 - 7th Jul 2015 5:08pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: bert1]
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From the Liverpool Mercury, 1895.


Ah-ha - in England ("this country"), Swansea beat us by a mere 53 years and were first in the World.
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#954202 - 7th Jul 2015 5:34pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I think that Birkenhead may be able to claim the first STREET tramway i.e. tracks laid along existing streets, in Britain.
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#954203 - 7th Jul 2015 5:40pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: chriskay]
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Yes, Chris,

Cheshire Observer, 1860.


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#954211 - 7th Jul 2015 6:40pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
I think that Birkenhead may be able to claim the first STREET tramway i.e. tracks laid along existing streets, in Britain.


Possibly, Swansea was originally a dedicated railway line.

A contender is the Liverpool "Line of Docks" railway which had street rails, the tram had road wheels with metal tyres and flanges that could be lowered for the rails, that was in 1859 from a patent in 1856.

Otherwise, as you say, Birkenhead had a street tram in 1860 after Liverpool turned down George Train's project.
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#954404 - 9th Jul 2015 8:44am Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: homeraway]
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Has this been posted on here? Can't see it if it has - An interesting film of the Queen leaving Ledsham Station:

Queen at Ledsham

Pity the day it was filmed was so grim, as some of the shots are very dark, but there's some good snippets of the A41 at Childer Thornton, and Little Sutton, as well as the now long gone station itself (which was in the same style as Bromborough and Spital). For the railway buffs, it's interesting to see a Duchess Pacific locomotive on Wirral's railways too! (No 46242 'City of Glasgow)


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#954456 - 9th Jul 2015 7:56pm Re: British Pathe films lots of videos and stills [Re: homeraway]
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That's brilliant - I live not far from here and regularly drive that stretch of the A41. Amazed at how much remains basically unchanged. Also used to live near Spital, and amazed at how similar the station looks to Spital station!

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