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Welcome to our Movie of the Moment - our special feature that will take you on a journey deeper into Cumbria’s past.

We will regularly post a new archive film in this section that has been thoroughly researched and edited to give you a maximum time travel experience.

All you need to do is click on the video below to begin your journey down the time tunnel. Every so often, the movie will change so there will always be something new to discover. We will feature films from all over the county and on all sorts of different topics. We will also let you know what the next movie of the moment will be so you won’t miss out.


Let’s discover how Carlisle grew into the city it is today in April’s Movie of the Month. It’s a fascinating story of how the boundaries were expanded in 1887 and then the suburbs were included in 1912. You can discover the story of many places such as Stanwix, Denton Holme and Morton in this film. Many streets are mentioned such as Aglionby Street, Tait Street, Milbourne Street and Victorian Place aswell as Newtown Road. If you are interested in the growth of Carlisle over the years then this is the film for you. It’s narrated by former BBC presenter Richard Nankivell.

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