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Final of International Cup at Cork Regatta (1902)
Scenes from the summer final between the Leander and Berlin rowing clubs.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
Mitchell and Kenyon's cameramen could usually be relied on to position themselves for the perfect shot. Alas, not this time. From the bank of the River Lee, the camera manages to catch the boats as they pass, but is too far away to pick up much detail, and keeps losing the action. Finally, the hats and waving arms of enthusiastic spectators, and a pillar, almost completely block our view.
Leander, founded in Henley-on-Thames in 1818 and one of the world's oldest rowing clubs, overcame their German rivals to become competition winners. Another film in the Mitchell and Kenyon collection, Two-oared Boat Race, Sunday's Well, Cork, captures part of the International Gig Races held during the same July event.
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Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901) Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)
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Worshippers in their Sunday best file out of the Church.
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Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
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