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Scenes in Glossop

The camera travels past terraces, shops, mills and bustling streets as it makes its stately progress through pre-First World War Glossop.

Non-Fiction 1912 3 mins Silent

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A journey along Glossop High Street filmed by a camera fitted to a tram in the style known as a 'phantom ride'. Shawl wearing women, children crossing in front of the tram and people hurrying about their business make up this glimpse into a time more than a century ago. The final shot takes us on a slow pan across terraces and chimneys with the Electric Cinema, shining in its whiteness and modernity on George Street, an obvious landmark and likely destination for this film.