Category Archives: First World War

The First World War – New DVD featuring Onda films

A brand new DVD is being launched this week featuring archive footage of life in the North West during WW1. The North West Film Archive presents the first public screening of the new film on Wednesday 21 May at the … Continue reading

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Finding Identities – Lancashire and the First World War

The Preston Remembers project is holding a conference in Preston on 23 & 24th November at the University of Central Lancashire & Preston museums. Finding Identities: Lancashire and the First World War has a packed programme with talks, visits and … Continue reading

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Did your mother or grandmother work for Will Onda in 1915?

Will Onda set up Preston Film Service in about 1910. By 1915 it employed some 80 people in film making and distribution. The outbreak of World War in 1914 resulted in 40 of his employees joining the army, including his … Continue reading

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