Tag Archives: Preston

Jessie Rain and the sad story of Will Onda’s early life

Readers of the Lancashire Evening Post may have spotted this week an article about the Rain family on Wednesday 27 Jan on page 26. This story taken from the Court Archives tells the sad story of how Will Onda’s father … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Talk at Preston Historical Society – December

On Monday 3rd December at Lune Street Methodist Church I will be giving my first public lecture on Will Onda. After over 4 years of digging in archives and reading old newspapers with the help of Peter Vickers, I will … Continue reading

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Special screening of Will Onda’s film ‘Preston’s Outrage’ this tuesday!

The Harris is holding an special event on tuesday to celebrate International Women’s Day. Titled ‘Votes for Women’ museum curator Laura Briggs will discuss the suffragettes in Preston and show Onda’s film of the infamous damage caused to the Earl … Continue reading

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Film raises funds for Preston North End!

The financial woes of North End are rarely out of the headlines these days, but it would seem that the much loved Preston club has regularly enlisted the support of the community and local businessmen to ease its troubles, including … Continue reading

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