Over a century ago, filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon roamed the British Isles filming the everyday lives of people at work and play. For around 70 years, 800 rolls of this early nitrate film sat in sealed barrels in the basement of a shop in Blackburn. Miraculously discovered and painstakingly restored by the BFI, this now ranks as the most exciting film discovery of recent times.

Two screenings in the Hornby Lecture Theatre,
Saturday ‘Edwardian Sports’ 3pm
Sunday ‘Electric Edwardians’ 3pm

Opening Times

Saturday 12 September: 3pm

Sunday 13 September: 3pm

Blackburn With Darwen Borough Council, Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AH