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Views of Halifax
Views of Halifax

Views of Halifax 1905


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Views of Halifax 1905

United Kingdom

This film starts out as a slice-of-life street view before stopping to appreciate a large-scale procession headed by a brass band, a large number of women and girls wearing elaborate hats and, finally, men and boys. The purpose of the procession is unclear: it's less overtly religious than other Halifax processions, although the word 'CHOIR' can be glimpsed on one of the fluttering banners.




Street scenes Parades and Marches Brass bands Halifax


Street Life




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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