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Scenes in Abington Park, Northampton
Scenes in Abington Park, Northampton

Scenes in Abington Park, Northampton 1902


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Scenes in Abington Park, Northampton 1902

1 mins United Kingdom

It's rare in a Mitchell and Kenyon film for straw boaters, bowlers and top hats to outnumber flat caps, but this film shows some of Northampton's townspeople at leisure, resplendent in their Sunday best. The park had opened to the public in 1897, but it's clear that a public promenade was already very much in fashion. It's just possible to make out a bandstand performance in the background.






Edwardians at Leisure




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Mitchell and Kenyon

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