This 1932 silent film records the Inauguration ceremony for the start of construction of Fernilee Reservoir, with Stockport Corporation big-wigs standing apart from the navvies, shown above in their make-shift pub.

Click the image on the right to view the film. And then click the expand logo (bottom right) to see it in full screen.

It was taken at the same time as another featured here – of Goyt’s Bridge. Click here to view this film.

The film is now owned by the North West Film Archive. I’m hoping they’re not going to object to my posting it here because I think it has significant local interest, and very few people have seen it. But if it suddenly disappears, that’s the most likely reason.