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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."
'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900) 'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 3 mins Silent Location: Chorley
Lancashire cotton-workers pile out through the mill gates at dinner time.
20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works (1900) 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 3 mins Silent Location: Elswick
An astonishingly crowded Victorian street reveals the vast scale of Tyneside manufacturing.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Bicycles and broomsticks at the ready as workers finish shift at a marine engineering works in Victorian Hull.
Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900) Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Victorian Manchester mill workers enjoy the novelty of a moving picture camera.
Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901) Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
Worshippers in their Sunday best file out of the Church.
Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902) Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
A well-dressed church congregation gathers on the elegant portico.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Dewsbury
A particularly fine filmed demonstration of cutting-edge fire-fighting kit by the Dewsbury brigade
Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Visit to Dewsbury 28/10/1954 Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Visit to Dewsbury 28/10/1954
Amateur film 1954 14 mins Silent Location: Dewsbury
Just another visit from the Queen? Well yes, only here it happens in front of a Waddington’s factory, a man views from atop a lamppost and women with 1950s hairdos sit on shop ledges.
Non-Fiction 1980 12 mins Silent Location: Halifax
A rare behind the scenes film of the police, and both sides of the conflict, in action at anti-fascist demos in Dewsbury and Halifax, notable for Asian self-organisation.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Dewsbury
Rare film of Manningham FC's days as a rugby club, in a hard-fought contest at Dewsbury's Crown Flatt ground.
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