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Rochdale Tram Ride
Rochdale Tram Ride

Rochdale Tram Ride 1905

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Rochdale Tram Ride 1905

2 mins United Kingdom

The appearance of a cameraman at the front of a tram car creates quite a stir among passersby - especially the young boys of the town, who run excitedly in front of the tram as it climbs a hill. In one possibly staged sequence two youths struggle with their bicycle; in another a lad driving a horse and cart releases the reins and jumps up to draw attention to himself as the tram draws past.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Horse-drawn transport Carriages (horses) Carts Traction engines 1900-1909 Terraced houses Street scenes Trams Rochdale

Collection

On the Move

Released

1905

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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