Salford, December 2010
A film screening celebrating Manchester's media heritage in collaboration with Manchester Modernist Society. The event accompanied a media special of the Shrieking Violet publication.
Three short documentaries from the North West Film Archive were shown:
People and Places Around Ordsall
Salford newsagent, amateur filmmaker and onetime newspaper delivery boy Ralph Brookes documented the changing face of the inner city area Ordsall in the 1960s and ‘70s, making over ninety home movies about the community around him, documenting everything from his home, family, birthdays and Christmas to mingling with the stars for an episode of Coronation Street which was filmed in the local park.
Here is the News
Colourful, jaunty, jazz-soundtracked film about how the Evening News is produced. Made in 1968 to celebrate the newspaper's centenary, the film shows the 'daily miracle' that is producing a newspaper, from visiting the various departments in the newspaper offices to distributing copies around the city to be read in suburban family homes.
A day in the life of the famous Guardian newspaper in 1960 (four years before it moved to London), from meeting the journalists in the various departments which put it together to printing with linotype and hot lead and its distribution around the country.
Image: Newspapers on Film publicity flier, Lauren Velvick