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Dyson and Horsfall Xmas Orders

Christmas planning on a grand scale in a Lancashire workplace.

Amateur film 1938 10 mins Silent

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Christmas is a busy time for the Preston mail order catalogue firm of Dyson and Horsfall. Begun by Cyril Buckley Dyson and his wife Clarissa as a Christmas Club venture, its success led to Cyril working with his brother-in-law Herbert Horsfall on the company that bears their names. In this film shot by Cyril, we see the work that goes into ensuring that customers receive their orders on time.