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A Nurses' Outing in 1929

Games and afternoon tea at Glengarry - at home with the Mayor of Stockport.

Amateur film 1929 11 mins Silent

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A fun time is in store for the smartly dressed women disembarking from the bus, in this lovely film from 1929. Joshua Preston, Mayor of Stockport, entertains a group of nurses at Glengarry, his family home, with a garden tour, and games and races, followed by tea on the lawn. With music as well, this makes for a grand afternoon out. The reel ends with the Preston family in the Glengarry garden.

Sidney and Harold Preston, identical twins, and sons of the Mayor of Stockport, were skilled amateur filmmakers and transport enthusiasts, who began filming around the North West in the 1920s. They edited their footage into topical film newsreels, which they screened in the small news theatre at the family house in Bramhall to raise money for local charities. The preservation of this film was funded by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund