New Local History Films

Local History tasters

Whilst working from home, Sarah, from Calderdale Libraries’ Local Studies & Information Services team, is making some short local history films. The first film is an introduction to Chartism in Calderdale. Chartism was a mass working class movement in the 1830s and 1840s which called for increased voting rights.

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA9yhbFNzUg

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/405421353

The second film is a zoom interview with three of the Midgley Pace Egg Players, talking about the history of the Pace Egg Play, traditionally performed on Good Friday across Calderdale.

https://vimeo.com/405960063

Sarah is currently working on another short film about the Plug Riots of 1842 and there may be more to follow.