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Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)

Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)

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

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent

Overview

Filmmakers Mitchell & Kenyon shot some 30 films featuring the people and places of Hull, and this 'factory gate' film is one of the earliest. Filmed in October 1900 to coincide with the popular Hull Fair - where the film was screened for the public - the location is almost certainly Neptune Street, where Amos & Smith's predominantly male workforce made boilers for the steam-powered trawler fleet.