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Factory Gates

In 1895, at the very dawn of cinema, Louis and Auguste Lumière turned their camera on workers at their Lyon factory. By 1900, Blackburn-based Mitchell & Kenyon, among others, had turned that subject into a genre - even a business model.

They visited scores of workplaces - manufacturers, textile mills, steel plants, fisheries, dockyards - in the north west and far beyond, capturing as many workers' faces as they could on screen to lure them to their screenings. Though never meant to last, these films now stand as an astonishing and often moving record of their times.

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'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900)
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'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900)

Non-Fiction19003 minsSilent Location: Chorley

Lancashire cotton-workers pile out through the mill gates at dinner time.

20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works (1900)
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20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works (1900)

Non-Fiction19003 minsSilent Location: Elswick

An astonishingly crowded Victorian street reveals the vast scale of Tyneside manufacturing.

Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)
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Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Bicycles and broomsticks at the ready as workers finish shift at a marine engineering works in Victorian Hull.

Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900)
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Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Manchester

Victorian Manchester mill workers enjoy the novelty of a moving picture camera.

Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)
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Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Dumfries

Worshippers in their Sunday best file out of the Church.

Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902)
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Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902)

Non-Fiction19021 minsSilent

A well-dressed church congregation gathers on the elegant portico.

Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork (1902)
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Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork (1902)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent

Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.

Congregation Leaving Wesleyan Chapel in Mansfield (c.1901)
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Congregation Leaving Wesleyan Chapel in Mansfield (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Mansfield

A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.

Congregation at Hanley Old Church (c.1901)
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Congregation at Hanley Old Church (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Hanley

Staffordshire parishioners stream home after a service.

Congregation at Preston Parish Church (c.1901)
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Congregation at Preston Parish Church (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Preston

Preston's great and good gather outside the magnificent St. John's church.

Creswell and Langwith Miners, Mansfield (1900)
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Creswell and Langwith Miners, Mansfield (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Mansfield

Grimy miners head home at the end of their shift in the days before pithead baths.

Crowd Entering St George's Hall, Bradford (1901)
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Crowd Entering St George's Hall, Bradford (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Saint George's Hall

Bradford boys wait eagerly for the picture show at the famous St George's Hall.

Darwen Factory Gate (1901)
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Darwen Factory Gate (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Darwen

Bustling scenes in Edwardian Lancashire, outside the mill gates and on the street.

Darwen Street Scenes (1901)
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Darwen Street Scenes (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Darwen

Young lads are out in force on the crowded streets in Edwardian Lancashire.

Demolition of a Mill Chimney in Leeds (1901)
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Demolition of a Mill Chimney in Leeds (1901)

Documentary19011 minsSilent Location: Leeds

An Edwardian Leeds crowd enjoys a spectacle of wanton destruction.

Dewsbury v Manningham (1901)
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Dewsbury v Manningham (1901)

Non-Fiction19015 minsSilent Location: Dewsbury

Rare film of Manningham FC's days as a rugby club, in a hard-fought contest at Dewsbury's Crown Flatt ground.

Employees Leaving Baxter's Jute Works, Dundee (1901)
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Employees Leaving Baxter's Jute Works, Dundee (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Dundee

Edwardian textile workers leave a Dundee mill.

Employees Leaving Brown's Atlas Works, Sheffield (1901)
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Employees Leaving Brown's Atlas Works, Sheffield (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Sheffield

Workers are marshalled past the gate of one of Yorkshire's biggest steel firms.

Employees Leaving Crossley's Works, Openshaw (1900)
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Employees Leaving Crossley's Works, Openshaw (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Manchester

This Manchester 'factory gate' film has one mysterious addition...

Employees Leaving Fowler's Ironworks, Leeds (1901)
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Employees Leaving Fowler's Ironworks, Leeds (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Leeds

A beautifully composed film of Edwardian factory workers as they rush for home.

Employees Leaving Furness Railway Works, Barrow (1901)
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Employees Leaving Furness Railway Works, Barrow (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Barrow-In-Furness

An all-male Edwardian crowd is filmed leaving work in the north western town.

Employees Leaving Gilroy's Jute Works, Dundee (1901)
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Employees Leaving Gilroy's Jute Works, Dundee (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Dundee

Employees race out of a Jute works in Edwardian Dundee.

Employees Leaving Messrs Vickers, Sons & Maxim in Barrow (1901)
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Employees Leaving Messrs Vickers, Sons & Maxim in Barrow (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Edwardian workers file out of a naval shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness.

Employees Leaving North Eastern Engine Works, Gateshead (1901)
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Employees Leaving North Eastern Engine Works, Gateshead (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Gateshead

A tide of flat-capped rail factory workers is ushered past the camera after a day's work.

Employees Leaving Olive Mill, Darwen (1900)
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Employees Leaving Olive Mill, Darwen (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Darwen

Home time for cotton workers at a Lancashire mill.

Employees Leaving Tangyes Engineering Works, Smethwick (1901)
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Employees Leaving Tangyes Engineering Works, Smethwick (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Birmingham

Exuberant scenes of engineers and machinists at the famous Cornwall works near Birmingham.

Employees Leaving Vickers, Sons & Maxim Works, Sheffield (1901)
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Employees Leaving Vickers, Sons & Maxim Works, Sheffield (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Sheffield

A drizzly street scene outside one of south Yorkshire's major employers.

Employees Leaving Williamson's Factory, Lancaster (1901)
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Employees Leaving Williamson's Factory, Lancaster (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Lancaster

Lancastrian workers spill out of a huge textile factory. 

Employees Leaving Yates, Haywood & Co. Foundry, Rotherham (1900)
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Employees Leaving Yates, Haywood & Co. Foundry, Rotherham (1900)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Rotherham

Victorian ironworkers emerge from the grand entrance of a long-established South Yorkshire firm.

Employees Leaving a Factory (c.1901)
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Employees Leaving a Factory (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent

Could the newspaper boy tell us where this factory was?

Employees at Robey's Works, Lincoln (1900)
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Employees at Robey's Works, Lincoln (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Lincoln

Hoards of workers funnel through the great arched entrance to Robey's works in Lincoln.

Employees at Walker Engineering Works, Wigan (1900)
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Employees at Walker Engineering Works, Wigan (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Wigan

Ironfounders and engineers head home after morning shift at Pagefield Works.

Employees at White Cross & Co. Ltd Wire Works, Warrington (1900)
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Employees at White Cross & Co. Ltd Wire Works, Warrington (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Warrington

Home time for grateful workers in a Cheshire factory.

Employees of Blundell's Paint Works, Hull (1901)
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Employees of Blundell's Paint Works, Hull (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Tired Edwardian workers finish their shift at a Kingston-Upon-Hull paint factory.

Employees of Co-Operative Wholesale Society Printing Works, Longsight, Manchester (1901)
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Employees of Co-Operative Wholesale Society Printing Works, Longsight, Manchester (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Longsight

Workers co-operate with the camera at a Manchester print factory.

Employees of Galloways Ltd. Boiler Works, Hyde Road, Manchester (1900)
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Employees of Galloways Ltd. Boiler Works, Hyde Road, Manchester (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Manchester

Workers surge through the great gates of a Victorian engineering works.

Employees of J & E Waters, Talbot Mills, Ellesmere St., Manchester (1900)
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Employees of J & E Waters, Talbot Mills, Ellesmere St., Manchester (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Ellesmere St, Manchester

The lasses, and a few lads, surge out of a Victorian cotton mill after their shift.

Employees of Messrs Lumb and Co. Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900)
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Employees of Messrs Lumb and Co. Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Huddersfield

Having worked the looms all morning, Victorian wool workers head home for a well-earned dinner break.

Exit of Clerical and Factory Workers (c.1901)
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Exit of Clerical and Factory Workers (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent

It's home time for men and women at an imposing but unidentified workplace - or two?

Factory Exit in Lincoln (1900)
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Factory Exit in Lincoln (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Lincoln

Victorian industrial workers leave their factory after a demanding day.

Factory Exit in Wigan (1901)
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Factory Exit in Wigan (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Wigan

The largely female workforce of an Edwardian Lancashire factory parades past the camera.

Factory Workers in Clitheroe (1901)
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Factory Workers in Clitheroe (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Clitheroe

Crowds of cotton workers flow through the gates of the Clitheroe textile mill.

Final of International Cup at Cork Regatta (1902)
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Final of International Cup at Cork Regatta (1902)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent

Scenes from the summer final between the Leander and Berlin rowing clubs.

Fleet in the Tyne (1901)
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Fleet in the Tyne (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Destroyers from the Edwardian Royal Navy filmed from a ship in the Tyne.

Funeral Procession in Edinburgh (1901)
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Funeral Procession in Edinburgh (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Edinburgh

Mourners process through the wintry streets of Edinburgh.

Great Northern Railway Works at Doncaster (1901)
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Great Northern Railway Works at Doncaster (1901)

Documentary19006 minsSilent Location: Doncaster

Countless men, women and children spill out on to the screen from "The Plant" at the heart of the Yorkshire railway town.

Halifax v Salford (1901)
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Halifax v Salford (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Halifax

A rugby league game shows the sport in transition, on a bitterly cold day.

Howarth's Egerton Mill, Ordsall Lane, Salford (1900)
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Howarth's Egerton Mill, Ordsall Lane, Salford (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Ordsall Lane, Salford

The dinner time hustle and bustle of a Salford street at the dawn of the 20th century.

Lancashire Factory Gate Exit (c.1901)
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Lancashire Factory Gate Exit (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Lancashire

A group of workers dominated by women and children emerges from a Lancashire factory.

Mill Workers Leaving Oldroyd & Sons Mill, Dewsbury (1900)
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Mill Workers Leaving Oldroyd & Sons Mill, Dewsbury (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Dewsbury

Workers of all ages depart Oldroyd's wool mill – and the filmmakers' camera is a subject of curiosity.

Millhands of Cheetham's Bankwood Mills, Stalybridge (1900)
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Millhands of Cheetham's Bankwood Mills, Stalybridge (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Stalybridge

Victorian cotton workers leave for their lunch break.

Miners Leaving Pendlebury Colliery (1901)
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Miners Leaving Pendlebury Colliery (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Pendlebury

A black miner makes an intriguing addition to an already captivating film of coal workers up from their pit.

Operatives Leaving Messrs Pilkington Bros. Works, St Helens (1901)
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Operatives Leaving Messrs Pilkington Bros. Works, St Helens (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: St Helens

Shift change at Edwardian Britain's most important glassmakers, at the heart of the Merseyside town.

Operatives of Acme Spinning Company, Pendlebury (1901)
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Operatives of Acme Spinning Company, Pendlebury (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Pendlebury

A glimpse of early filmmaking showmanship as James Kenyon marshals Lancashire textile workers.

St. George's Pit, Tyldesley (1901)
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St. George's Pit, Tyldesley (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Tyldesley

Edwardian miners are filmed leaving their Lancashire pit at the shift's end.

Textile Workers Leaving a Factory (c.1901)
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Textile Workers Leaving a Factory (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent

An assortment of Edwardian workers, including many mischievous children who are far from camera-shy.

Workers Brooks and Doxey, West Gorton Works, Manchester (1900)
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Workers Brooks and Doxey, West Gorton Works, Manchester (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Manchester

Some infectious youthful high spirits outside an engineering factory in Victorian Manchester.

Workers Leaving Bamford's Works, Moseley (1900)
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Workers Leaving Bamford's Works, Moseley (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Moseley

The all-male workforce heads home from a factory in Victorian Birmingham.

Workers Leaving Butterley Ironworks, Ripley (1900)
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Workers Leaving Butterley Ironworks, Ripley (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Ripley

Very early footage of a vast industrial site in Ripley, and the folk who manned the machines.

Workers Leaving Craven Ironworks, Ordsall Lane, Salford (1901)
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Workers Leaving Craven Ironworks, Ordsall Lane, Salford (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Ordsall Lane, Salford

Workers emerge from a huge ironworks in Edwardian Salford with some relief on a hot and sunny day.

Workers Leaving Gossage's Soap Works, Widnes (1901)
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Workers Leaving Gossage's Soap Works, Widnes (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Widnes

Widnes workers take a well-earned dinner break.

Workers Leaving Guest and Chrimes Brassworks, Rotherham (1901)
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Workers Leaving Guest and Chrimes Brassworks, Rotherham (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Rotherham

Employees of a South Yorkshire brassworks walk or cycle past the camera.

Workers Leaving Haslam's Ltd., Colne (1900)
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Workers Leaving Haslam's Ltd., Colne (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Colne

Hungry and cold, Lancashire cotton workers trek home through the snow at dinner time.

Workers Leaving Nuttall's Brewery, Blackburn (1900)
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Workers Leaving Nuttall's Brewery, Blackburn (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Blackburn

Filmed at a production plant for Edwardian ale, this unique footage carries a powerful scent of malt and hops.

Workers Leaving T & W Lees of Stockport (1901)
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Workers Leaving T & W Lees of Stockport (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Stockport

An orderly exit from one of the biggest hat factories in Edwardian Stockport.

Workers Leaving a Factory (1900)
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Workers Leaving a Factory (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent

An unidentified factory is the setting for some lively Victorian characters.

Workers Leaving a Factory in Droylsden (1901)
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Workers Leaving a Factory in Droylsden (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Droylsden

Workers in Edwardian Lancashire become ghostly thanks to an odd camera effect.

Workers Leaving a Factory in Leyland (c.1900)
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Workers Leaving a Factory in Leyland (c.1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Leyland

Another shift ends in Victorian Lancashire, while children play in the street.

Workers at Berry's Blacking Works, Manchester (1901)
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Workers at Berry's Blacking Works, Manchester (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Manchester

Operatives heading out of Berry's Blacking Works.

Workers at Bradley Shed, Nelson, Lancashire (1900)
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Workers at Bradley Shed, Nelson, Lancashire (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Nelson

Athletic young Lancashire cotton weavers show off outside their Victorian mill.

Workers at Carr's Biscuit Works, Carlisle (1901)
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Workers at Carr's Biscuit Works, Carlisle (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Carlisle

Royal Warrant biscuit-makers released after their shift.

Workers at Dickens & Heywood, Middleton (1900)
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Workers at Dickens & Heywood, Middleton (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Middleton

A rare snapshot of the daily routine of the workers of a Lancashire textile mill.

Workers at India Mills, Stockport (1900)
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Workers at India Mills, Stockport (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Stockport

Spinners and weavers jostle through the exit of one of Stockport’s largest textile mills.

Workers at Jesse Crossley & Sons Ironworks, Ripley (1900)
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Workers at Jesse Crossley & Sons Ironworks, Ripley (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Ripley

Victorian ironworkers leave their Derbyshire factory in carefully stage-managed fashion.

Workers at Kynoch Ltd Lion Works, Birmingham (1901)
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Workers at Kynoch Ltd Lion Works, Birmingham (1901)

Non-Fiction19014 minsSilent Location: Birmingham

A rich impression of a vibrant Midlands works, in an unusually elaborate 'factory gate' film.

Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900)
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Workers at Pilkington Glass Works, St Helens (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: St Helens

Weary glassmakers head home after morning shift.

Workers at Ross & Hardy Paper Works (1901)
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Workers at Ross & Hardy Paper Works (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent

Where was this Edwardian paper works?

Workers at Spring Bank Mill, Nelson (1900)
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Workers at Spring Bank Mill, Nelson (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Nelson

Lively Lancashire millworkers, including young boys and girls, at the mill gates.

Workers at Yates's Foundry, Blackburn (1900)
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Workers at Yates's Foundry, Blackburn (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Blackburn

A Mitchell and Kenyon film of workers in their home town, intriguing despite (or because of) the poor lighting conditions.

Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901)
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Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Hollinwood

A flood of Lancashire cotton workers and their children at the end of another shift.

Workforce Leaving Cartwright & Warner Hosiery Works, Loughborough (1900)
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Workforce Leaving Cartwright & Warner Hosiery Works, Loughborough (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Loughborough

Victorian women workers (and a few men) hasten through the gates of the hosiery works after their shift.

Workpeople and Girls on Stoney Street, Nottingham (1900)
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Workpeople and Girls on Stoney Street, Nottingham (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Nottingham

Edwardian laceworkers hasten home at dinner time.

Workforce Leaving Smith & Coventry Works, Ordsall Lane, Salford (c.1901)
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Workforce Leaving Smith & Coventry Works, Ordsall Lane, Salford (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Salford

Men and lads spill out at the end of their shift at a Lancashire iron works.

Workforce Leaving a Factory (c.1900)
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Workforce Leaving a Factory (c.1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent

Smartly-dressed men and women leave an unknown (textiles?) factory at lunchtime.

Workforce Leaving a Factory in the North of England (c.1900)
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Workforce Leaving a Factory in the North of England (c.1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent

Victorian factory workers head for home, dodging puddles along the way.

Workforce at Horrocks Miller & Co. Preston (c.1901)
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Workforce at Horrocks Miller & Co. Preston (c.1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Preston

A vibrant impression of dinner hour at an Edwardian cotton mill.

Workforce of Brush Electric Co. Falcon Works, Loughborough (1900)
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Workforce of Brush Electric Co. Falcon Works, Loughborough (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Loughborough

A well-staged exit of workers from a Leicestershire manufacturer for the transport industry.

Workforce at Steel & Garland Priory Foundry, Worksop (1900)
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Workforce at Steel & Garland Priory Foundry, Worksop (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Worksop

An early film showing men and boys leaving a Nottinghamshire metals factory.

Workforce of Haslam's Ltd., Colne (1900)
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Workforce of Haslam's Ltd., Colne (1900)

Non-Fiction19003 minsSilent Location: Colne

Lancashire mill-workers have fun in front of the camera.

Workforce of Howarth's Ordsall Mill, Salford (1900)
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Workforce of Howarth's Ordsall Mill, Salford (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Salford

Workers of all ages emerge from a Salford mill.

Workforce Leaving Salt's Works in Saltaire (1900)
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Workforce Leaving Salt's Works in Saltaire (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Salts Mill, Saltaire

Mill workers swarm into the July sunshine to enjoy a well-earned lunch break.

Workforce at Hornsby and Sons of Grantham (1900)
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Workforce at Hornsby and Sons of Grantham (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Grantham

It's all sunshine and smiles for the Lincolnshire agricultural equipment makers at home time.

Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
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Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton

Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.

Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
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Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)

Non-Fiction19013 minsSilent Location: Rotherham

Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.

Workforce of Pollock's Caledonian Cabinet Works, Beith (1901)
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Workforce of Pollock's Caledonian Cabinet Works, Beith (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Beith

A surprisingly calm 'factory gate' film, shot outside a factory in the Ayrshire town, famous for its wooden furniture making.

Workforce of Scott & Co. Shipyard, Greenock (1901)
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Workforce of Scott & Co. Shipyard, Greenock (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Greenock

Unruly shipworkers defy direction from Mitchell and Kenyon's showmen partners.

Workmen Leaving Peacock's Works at Meal Time, Gorton, Manchester (1900)
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Workmen Leaving Peacock's Works at Meal Time, Gorton, Manchester (1900)

Non-Fiction1900 minsSilent Location: Manchester

Men and boys (and one woman) outside an Edwardian engineering factory.

Workmen Leaving Platt's Works, Oldham (1900)
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Workmen Leaving Platt's Works, Oldham (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Oldham

A visually memorable film of staff exiting a turn-of-the-century Lancashire machine factory.

Workpeople and Girls Leaving Thos. Adams Factory, Nottingham (1900)
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Workpeople and Girls Leaving Thos. Adams Factory, Nottingham (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Nottingham

The hustle and bustle of Edwardian lace-workers heading home after a morning shift.

Workpeople from Messrs Mayall's Mills Emerging on Queen Street, Mossley (1900)
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Workpeople from Messrs Mayall's Mills Emerging on Queen Street, Mossley (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Mossley

Victorian textile workers at a mill near Manchester

Workpeople Leaving Dugdale's Paradise Mill, Blackburn (1900)
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Workpeople Leaving Dugdale's Paradise Mill, Blackburn (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Blackburn

Dinner time at a textile mill in Victorian Lancashire.

Workpeople Leaving Fish's Waterfall Mill, Blackburn (1900)
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Workpeople Leaving Fish's Waterfall Mill, Blackburn (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Blackburn

Lancashire cotton workers hurry to lunch after morning shift.

Workpeople Leaving For Dinner, Robinson's Iron Foundry, Rochdale (1901)
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Workpeople Leaving For Dinner, Robinson's Iron Foundry, Rochdale (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Rochdale

Employees exit a Lancashire works on a drizzly day.

Workpeople Leaving Hornby's Brookhouse Mill, Blackburn (1900)
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Workpeople Leaving Hornby's Brookhouse Mill, Blackburn (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Blackburn

Male and female millworkers - young and old - spill out after their shift.

Workpeople Leaving Ordnance Mill, Blackburn (1900)
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Workpeople Leaving Ordnance Mill, Blackburn (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Blackburn

Cheery child workers, averaging around 10 years old, leave the cotton mill after a shift.

Workpeople Leaving Ryland's Mill, Gorton, Manchester (1900)
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Workpeople Leaving Ryland's Mill, Gorton, Manchester (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Gorton

Millworkers bustle home, except for youngsters who are transfixed by the camera.