Nostalgia trip as film shows Pendle life in the Sixties
A FILM showing archive footage of how Nelson looked more than 50 years ago is due to be aired tonight.
And film-makers are hoping to leave a similar record for the next generation by creating a new version showing Pendle during this millennium.
The Nelson 1962 film was created by the Pendle Movie Makers a year after the club, then named Pendle Film Society, began.
It includes historic shots of the town as it looked in the 1960s.
At the time, the film was sponsored and funded by Nelson Borough Council, but was returned to ownership of the club when the council became Pendle Borough Council.
Peter Copestake, secretary of Pendle Movie Makers, said: “The film was created as a recording of what Nelson was like in those days.
“Filming started early in the new year of 1962 and it is a fairly comprehensive record of Nelson.
“It includes everything from school nurseries to public events and ceremonies like the mayor making.
“A few years ago we decided to put it on to VHS and then DVD, thinking we might get half a dozen people interested.
“But we have had hundreds of people showing an interest in the film.”
Now the club is trying to finish shooting a new version detailing what Pendle is like now.
Mr Copestake said: “We started filming in 2000 and it is still going on now so next year we need to end it and start to edit it.
“We decided we needed to leave something on film for the next generation and the generation after that so they can see what Pendle was like in today’s day and age.”
The film is being shown at the ACE Centre tonight from 7.30pm and entry is free.
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