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Mitcham Fair
Mitcham Fair

Mitcham Fair 1913

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Mitcham Fair 1913

1 mins United Kingdom

"The usual three days merriment on Mitcham Common" is the subject of this simple but delightful early Topical Budget newsreel item. A single slow panning shot (allowing for a slight skip where a few frames seem to have gone missing from this print) offers us an evocative panorama of the fairground's many attractions, and showcases the surprisingly formal (by today's standards at least) costumes of these Edwardian pleasure-seekers.

In 1913, Mitcham, now in the London Borough of Merton, was still part of Surrey.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Funfairs

Released

1913

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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