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Great Northern Railway Works at Doncaster
Great Northern Railway Works at Doncaster

Great Northern Railway Works at Doncaster 1900


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Great Northern Railway Works at Doncaster 1900

5 mins United Kingdom

This is Mitchell & Kenyon at their best. Some near-perfect staging (bridge against buildings against sky) first frames high-spirited boys tearing towards us with infectious joy. Then the crowd thickens with older, male, blue-collar workers. Later, we see smaller groups of office workers, female as well as male. The scale and local supremacy of Doncaster's railway industry is inescapable.




Factory workers Bridges Doncaster


Building a British Railway Edwardians at Work




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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