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Dawson: Lower Penn Show

Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.

Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent

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A record of a carnival held at Lower Penn near Wolverhampton in, we think, 1954. The filmmaker, George Dawson, was the managing director of M. R. Warner and Sons Ltd, a Wolverhampton based film production company that produced many 16mm industrial films for local firms. Mr Dawson sticks to 8mm for his own film producing, a much more homespun record of proceedings. Look out for a little Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men in the fancy dress competition towards the end of the reel.