Hindle Wakes

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A rousing drama about a strong-minded young woman who challenges Edwardian societys sexual double-standards. Two Lancashire factory girls take their wakes week break from work with an exciting trip to Blackpool where one of them, Fanny, enjoys a casual dalliance with the mill-owners son. Rocked by the so-called scandal the wealthy family is persuaded that the couple must marry, but Fanny has different ideas…! Aside from its revolutionary message the film is remarkable for its performances and exhilarating location shooting, most notably in the Lancashire textile factories and amongst the swirling crowds of Blackpools funfair and Tower Ballroom.

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