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A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
This film of the hounds assembling before a hunt is a simple affair taken from a single camera position. Alas, we know nothing about which hunt it shows or where it was taken. William Henry Youdale was a talented amateur filmmaker from Cockermouth who left us several films from the late 1890s. The meeting of the Hunt was a rural spectacle popular in early cinema.
The Victorian Street
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Preston
Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Saint George's Hall
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Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
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Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 9 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1909 4 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1940 8 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1919 10 mins Silent
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 6 mins
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