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Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)

Worshippers in their Sunday best file out of the Church.

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


An apparently unstoppable flood of worshippers pours down the steps of their church. Top hats and floral hats are in abundance, suggesting a well-heeled congregation. St Mary's Church, built in 1839, survives to this day and belongs to the Church of Scotland. As ever in Mitchell & Kenyon films, it's the children who show the most unembarrassed curiosity in the presence of the camera.