New discovery!

I recently came across a great website The Media History Digital Library with some scanned journals and magazines on film and media.

While searching through the journals I came across the Global Film collection and the The Cinema News and Property Gazette (1912-1946).

If you read the 1912 copy and enter Preston in the search box you will discover an entry for a new company! The Preston Film Exchange Company which was established by Will Onda and at least one partner James Atroy. I am looking forward to seeing what records I can unearth on this £1000 company and its shareholders!

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About Emma Heslewood

I am a historian and museum curator with broad interests including early topical films, social and industrial history, numismatics, archaeology and WW1. I am an expert on the life and work of the Victorian acrobat and topical film maker - Will Onda.
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