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Bolton Football 2 (c.1900)

Spectral images of a football match at Bolton's Burnden Park.

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


Much of the Mitchell and Kenyon collection was found in remarkable condition for its age, but this film wasn't so lucky. The cycle track, just visible around the pitch, reveals that this was a Bolton home game, filmed before the summer of 1905 when the track was removed. A build-up of static electricity in the camera has left lightning effects on the picture, adding to the film's haunted quality.