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Scholars Leaving St Andrew's Roman Catholic School, Dumfries
A lively group of Scottish primary-school children plays up for the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Some of Mitchell and Kenyon's 'school gate' films were more disciplined, but with these very young children the effect is much livelier, with the boys directly playing up to the camera and the girls being giggly and coquettish (aside from one at the back caught doing up her shoe). A second shot shows the over-excited children being marshalled by their teachers, but the chaotic impression remains.
Dumfries still has a primary school named St. Andrew's, but the present building in Craigs Road was opened in 2009. The old school, situated in Brooke Street, now hosts various arts and crafts businesses and a tearoom.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
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Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
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Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
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Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
Government sponsored film 1946 14 mins Location: Dumfries
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Opening of the Dumfries & Maxwelltown Working Girls' Club 18 Th Sept. 1924 by Lady Jardine O.B.E. Opening of the Dumfries & Maxwelltown Working Girls' Club 18 Th Sept. 1924 by Lady Jardine O.B.E.
Non-Fiction 1924 2 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
A new Working Girls’ Club offering classes in literacy and domestic tasks to local working-class girls.
Non-Fiction 1910 4 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
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Travelogue 2006 65 mins Location: Land's End
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Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
Dumfries schoolchildren take their turn in the spotlight.
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.
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Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
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Documentary 1905 4 mins
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Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.