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Procession of Children at Tyldesley Church School (1901)

Waves of children fill the frame in an Edwardian school parade.

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


It's interesting to compare this army of Church of England schoolchildren with the parading Catholic pupils in another film from Mitchell and Kenyon's trip to Tyldesley. The street is wider, the march-past slower, the kids more numerous (and sometimes wealthier-looking). The elaborately-hatted women teachers exude an even greater air of respectability than their Catholic counterparts.