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Trip to Sunny Vale Gardens at Hipperholme (1901)

Summertime laughs and larks at a West Yorkshire pleasure gardens.

Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent


These scenes were filmed at West Yorkshire's Sunny Vale pleasure gardens for their owner, Joseph Bunce. On this sunny summer's day the gardens are full of people in Sunday best enjoying swings and rides, music and dancing. The film adds staged comic scenes (perhaps Bunce and his sons), including a young man in women's clothing falling during a donkey race, showing an expanse of frilly knickers.