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Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front
Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front

Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front 1901

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Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front 1901

6 mins United Kingdom

With their summer afternoon clarity, Mitchell and Kenyon’s images of Morecambe remain gorgeously fresh. The respectable pleasures of the white-collar resort are communicated by static shots (men, women and children on the promenade) and others filmed from a horse-drawn tram: onlookers are encouraged to wave, while excited boys race the carriage.  The seaside shimmers in the background.

The film ends on a wave across the street and a view of the poster advertising the winter gardens show at which this film, commissioned and exhibited by the flamboyant showman AD Thomas, was first screened. It subsequently travelled at least as far as Yorkshire (there's evidence of it being screened in Bradford).

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Promenades Piers Morecambe

Collection

Edwardians at Leisure On the Move

Released

1901

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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