Edwardian Enigmas

Who, what, where? Calling amateur detectives - can you help us solve these mysteries?

Who, what, where? Calling amateur detectives - can you help us solve these mysteries? image

Over the last few years we've learned a lot about the filmmaking partnership of Mitchell and Kenyon. Research by the University of Sheffield and the BFI has revealed an enormous amount of background detail about the films, the events they depict and the way in which they were commissioned and shown. But a few of the 826 rolls of films found in the basement of their former premises in Blackburn have so far stubbornly refused to offer up their secrets.

So now's your chance to play amateur detective. Do you recognise this town, that street, those factory gates, that football team... even a face in the crowd? Can you help throw some light on these shadowy mysteries?

Even if you can't, you can still enjoy these heady slices of Edwardian (or Victorian) life.



Digitisation of this collection was funded by The National Lottery.

This is science served up to the public steaming hot, at a price which is, to borrow a phrase of the showman, 'within the reach of all.' Hull Times, 13 October 1900

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