Community Videos

Video from around the area of Manchester that you may want to know about, but did not how to find them.

The internet is full of content, and it can be a hard job finding it, so I will try to make it easier by bringing anything relevant and including on this website. That way you can spend more time watching and listening and being more informed, instead of trawling through the many different websites.

I will only concentrate on local community related content for the time being, but that may change in the future.

Video quality is something that is beyond our control, many of the video's sources come from external websites. so don't blame us for poor quality video's, we will try to be selective, just depends if the content overides the poor quality.

So I hope you enjoy your time on this website, and if you have suggestions on how we can improve, contact me.

 

Part of the Wheelers' Annual Race Meet (1901). This cup was won by Roland
Janson, London.

'The history of the "Muratti" Race, "The race of the Champions", began in 1899 when the Vice-President of the Manchester Wheelers' Club, Mr. D. B. Muratti, on behalf of Messrs. B. Muratti, Sons & Co. Ltd., Cigarette Makers of Manchester, presented to the Wheelers' a massive silver cup valued at 100 guineas. So began a long series of epic struggles between the champions of their day for this Amateur 10 miles Race at Fallowfield, Manchester, which was to become famed the world over. The Muratti Gold Cup is presented annually to the winner of the Open 10 Miles Track Event and has been presented several times at the UCI World Masters Track Championships. The trophy was won recently in 2006 by Sergio Gili of Argentina.' (source: Wikipedia)

This film is part of the Mitchell and Kenyon collection - an amazing visual record of everyday life in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century. For more information about the films of Mitchell and Kenyon see http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/mk/

 

There are still races today from Manchester to Blackpool, a charity race supporting Christie is still very poplular. For more Bike events chech out Bike Events Online.

Procession of Ships travelling along the Manchester Ship Canal, and under the Barton Bridge in 1901.

Procession took place round Broughton Ranger Football ground (later known as The Cliff), people dressed up for the occassion in fancy dress with marching bands. Reminds me a bit like the Manchester Pride we have now, nothings new is it. did you know Salford Harriers is still going.

Manchester Wheelers is still going strong today, find out more here.