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Seasons greetings

May I take this opportunity to wish all Onda relatives, fans and followers a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015. 2015 is going to be an exciting year for me as I start a new job with Blackpool … Continue reading

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The Films of Will Onda – Monday 12 May at Preston Historical Society

Just a quick update to let you know I am talking about Will Onda’s film collection and presenting a few clips of his films at the forthcoming meeting of Preston Historical Society at the Minster on Monday 12 May. The … Continue reading

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Can forensic techniques be used to identify Will Onda’s films?

There are 10 surviving films from the 1914 – 1918 period made by Will Onda and his company Preston Film Service Limited. 5 of these films are called ‘Roll of Honour’ films which are topical films featuring a selection of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Tour of Lancashire in 1913

On the 8th July 2013 the Harris Museum & Art Gallery will host the world premiere of a new film A Right Royal Tour of Lancashire produced by North West Film Archive on the 100th anniversary of the Royal visit … Continue reading

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Discover Will Onda in Discover Preston

Discover Preston is the new history gallery at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery. The first floor gallery contains over 30 displays, each feature a different story from Preston’s history and has welcomed over 70,000 visitors since opening in July … Continue reading

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Will Onda pictured at the 1922 Preston Guild!

The countdown to Christmas has begun but in Preston it is also countdown to the 2012 Preston Guild. The first recorded Guild celebration was in 1397 but it has been held every 20 years since 1542 – apart from a … Continue reading

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