Liverpool – Employees Leaving Alexandra Dock (1901)

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Edwardian workers leave the Liverpool docks at the end of another long shift.

I came across this short 4 minute film by chance whilst searching the internet for Alexandra Dock references. You can just about make out an Overhead Railway train pass over the dockers at one point. The metal girders supporting the ‘Dockers Umbrella’ as the railway was known as locally can be seen quite clearly.

A real blast from the past.

A day in Liverpool 1929 – BFI film

This old film of Liverpool is well worth a look at if you have not come across it before. It’s on the British Film Institute’s web site – see link below

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Introductory text from web site – Merseyside’s metropolis is cast as a modernist masterpiece in this portrait documentary from 1929. Rather than focussing on any of its inhabitants, the film is a day in the life of the city itself – though capturing all the innovative perspectives and breath-taking views must have taken many weeks and much careful planning.