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Accrington Parade (1901)

Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.

Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent


Military parades were frequent and well-attended events in the Edwardian era, particularly around the time of the Anglo-Boer War, when public fascination with the daring exploits of its national heroes was at its height. War in South Africa was still raging when this Accrington parade took place. Young women shake collecting boxes as cadets, the Mayor's carriage and regimental bands pass by.