Morecambe nostalgia: BFI archives

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.
Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

For this week’s Looking Back we have delved into the British Film Institute’s archives.

These Mitchell and Kenyon pictures of Morecambe show men, women and children along the promenade and the Stone Jetty. Onlookers are encouraged to wave while excited boys try and catch the camera, running towards the centre of the shot. A Morecambe Winter Gardens poster is pictured.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

One gentleman, pictured on a horse cart, appears to be smoking a large pipe. Another woman is pictured blowing a kiss to the camera.

The Mitchell and Kenyon pictures are dated from 1901.

Thanks to the BFI for making these pictures publicly available. The archives can be viewed at www.bfi.org.uk.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.