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Manchester and Salford's Harriers Procession (1901)

A small boy impersonates military hero Lord Roberts, much to the delight of the crowds.

Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent


One of the star attractions of this charity parade in aid of local institutions is a small boy perched on a horse, magnificently attired as the 19th century military hero, Lord Roberts. After little Lord 'Bobs' has been caught on film, a crowd of onlookers flood into shot cheering and waving, encouraged by the filmmakers to express their enthusiasm for the benefit of the camera.