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A Corner of Barnet Fair

Two for the price of one! Two items were joined together on this reel, discovered among a small haul of early films and fragments discovered and donated to the BFI in the 1990s. The first is believed to be Birt Acres' A Corner of Barnet Fair.

Non-Fiction 1896 2 mins Silent


The other item is a street scene whose location and filmmaker remains unidentified to this day. Any thoughts, on a digital postcard, as to where it was filmed will be gratefully received. The image on both items was already severely deterioriated prior to their rediscovery and urgent duplication, but even in this compromised form these are precious artefacts of the early days of film in Britain.