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Mill Workers Leaving Oldroyd & Sons Mill, Dewsbury (1900)

Workers of all ages depart Oldroyd's wool mill – and the filmmakers' camera is a subject of curiosity.

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


This film was screened at the annual Dewsbury Feast in July 1900, to much approval. Said one local paper: "the living picture holds the field. To see ourselves as others see us was the leading thing, and we were met with the alluring notice that there was on view scenes outside the mills." These were provided by "the Cinematograph, the Biograph, the Electric Graph, or some other graph."