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Green's Racing Bantams at Preston Whit Fair (1906)

Excited crowds mill around a gorgeous Edwardian carousel where the horses are chickens.

Non-Fiction 1906 1 mins Silent


A great front-on shot of the crowds surrounding Green's Racing Bantams, a highly decorated, novelty merry-go-round with giant chickens in place of the usual horses, makes for an energetic cinematic scene. The busy crowds in the foreground are predominantly young men, with a smattering of girls. They are interested by the camera but wary of it, perhaps unsure if they want to be seen.