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Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party
Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party

Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party 1902

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Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party 1902

9 mins United Kingdom

The Wilson family owned one of Britain's biggest shipping businesses, which had paid for the building of the large country house Tranby Croft at Anlaby, near Hull, seen in this film. Their local celebrity was enough to justify the commissioning of this film, which is almost a home movie, yet was screened for the public, as well as the family, in April 1902.

In 1890 Tranby Croft had been the scene of a baccarat cheating scandal which fascinated Victorian society because of the involvement of the then Prince of Wales - by this time King Edward VII. Clive Wilson's father, Arthur Wilson, was a friend of the Prince and hosted the party, which all perhaps helps further explain the profile they are given in this film. Tranby Croft is now the site of a school.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Upper class Crowds Spectators Tricolour Motor cars Carriages (horses) Boer War (1899-1902) Distinguished Service Order Kingston upon Hull

Collection

Returning Heroes Hull - UK City Of Culture 2017

Released

1902

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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