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Halifax Catholic Procession (c.1905)

A proud expression of Catholic identity, this Edwardian parade fills the streets of the Yorkshire town.

Non-Fiction 1905 4 mins Silent


For a day, the old religion holds sway over the centre of a mainly Protestant wool town, captured in Mitchell & Kenyon's only 'Catholic' film made outside Lancashire. 'Erin' (Ireland in Gaelic), written in flowers, proclaims the origins of much of Halifax's Catholic community. Priests, worshippers, altar boys, women and girls in elaborate hats and small children throng the streets.