A LINTHWAITE teacher's footage of Adolf Hitler at a pre-war Nazi rally will feature in a TV programme of amateur films.

Lucy Fairbank captured the shots during a holiday in 1935.

The passionate film- maker, who never married, carried her precious camera with her wherever she travelled.

Her work will be included in a TV programme exploring how the hobby of amateur film- making boomed during the 1930s.

BBC2's Nation On Film is screened next Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Ian Baxter, who was one of her pupils and custodian of her films, is interviewed for the programme.

Miss Fairbank was born in 1892 and kept up her interest in cinematography until she died in 1983.

Her best known local film is a four-reel epic The Camera Looks Down On The Colne Valley.

A teacher for many years at Linthwaite Council School, Miss Fairbank would often give public showings of her films to local people.

The films not only included those taken of the local area, but also footage of her holidays in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Her films also include footage from only the third voyage of the Queen Mary in 1936.