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Rough Sea at Roker
Rough Sea at Roker

Rough Sea at Roker 1901


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Rough Sea at Roker 1901

1 mins United Kingdom

These two different views of sea waves at Roker on England's north east coast illustrate the popularity of this type of subject in the early years of cinema. The first, a frontal view of the shallow, sandy beach, is as satisfyingly hypnotic now as it must have been when Mitchell & Kenyon filmed it one sunny day in 1901. It's interesting to reflect that some things look exactly the same over time.




Sea waves


Edwardians at Leisure




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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