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Halifax v Salford (1901)

A rugby league game shows the sport in transition, on a bitterly cold day.

Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent


Though the camera can't always follow the pace, this record of a Yorkshire v Lancashire contest is one of the best of Mitchell and Kenyon's rugby films. Shot on a bitter February day, it boasts sharp, lively images of play and camera positions that bring us almost nose-to-nose with the players. Spectators are packed tightly on the terraces, which might at least have helped keep the cold at bay.