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WATCH: We take a trip down memory lane with the North West Film Archive

Credit: North West Film Archive

This may not be common knowledge, but the North West has a giant treasure trove of old films, detailing the history of so many lives in this part of the world.

We're looking inside the North West Film Archive as it celebrates its fortieth anniversary.

It has thousands of films covering a huge range of topics from fairgrounds to factories to football: many were made by enthusiastic amateurs.

Here's our first report about home life: