Cheshire on film at the Grosvenor Museum

29 February 2016

Archive film showing quirky local traditions and fascinating daily life in and around Cheshire over the last hundred years will be screened at the Grosvenor Museum this March.

‘Cheshire on Film’ is a specially selected compilation of films from The North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University. They are being screened as part of its programme to make this captivating collection available to the public of the North West region.

There will be two separate screening for people to enjoy on Tuesday March 8 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

The footage includes views of Edwardian life in Chester in 1907 and shows the women of Neston on their annual Ladies Walking Day of 1910.

The last of Chester’s trams are seen running through the city in 1930 and in 1942 the children of Elworth are recorded as they adapt to School life in Wartime.

A trip along the Weaver Navigation sees the world famous Anderton Boat Lift in operation, and delicate silk fabrics produced in Macclesfield are turned into fine cloth in Colour in Silk from 1954. 

Join the residents of Ellesmere Port as their refuse collections are revolutionised in 1961 and see how the County’s famous Cheshire Cheese is produced on a farm at Mollington in 1980 in an episode of the BBC’s Homeground series.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Wellbeing said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Chester and the local area to enjoy an afternoon or evening with a difference, and take a look back at life in and around Cheshire in the past century”.  Tickets cost £6 or £5 concessions. Ticket sales and more information can be found on

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