Mesmerising retro video footage of Blackpool North Pier in 1903 from Living History AI Enhanced is fascinating

This footage of North Pier in 1903 is mesmerising.
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It has been AI enhanced to depict colour and depth thanks to the wizardry of Darren Yates at Living History AI Advanced.

The incredible movie takes us back 120 years and features our beautiful North Pier how it was back then - and all people enjoying one of the resort's main attractions.

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Using colouring to enhance the atmosphere as well as state-of-the-art AI techniques, the footage captures the essense of the era and the fascination of cameras to those who had barely seen them before.

It's a bustling scene and the people's faces are full of curiosity - whilst some hurry along, others are captivated. Judging by their expressions, they wanted to be on camera and some even wander back for a second time.

It's an incredible dip into history during the Edwardian era in Blackpool. The fashions of hats, there's hardly anyone without one - and well-to-do finery are clear and define the decade. Towards the end of the footage, the camera pans out to show Blackpool's iconic Big Wheel, Tower and seafront.

Even in those days, Blackpool's coastal proximity, it's beach, amusements and piers attracted millions of visitors every year. It was a vibrant tourism trade and was when Blackpool established itself firmly on the holiday resort map.

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Little has changed. Our three piers are still main attractions and stand as a timeless symbol of our past.

On his You Tube Channel, Darren explains his work and how it is now possible to enhance the atmosphere of old films hugely with this colourisation method.

He said: "Video colourisation is finally moving forward to wards a more authentic representation."

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