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Unidentified Factory Gate Exit in Lancashire (c.1900)

A diverse workforce make their way from the factory, perhaps a Lancashire cotton mill?

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


The presence of the camera is clearly a welcome diversion for these early 20th century workers, many of whom would have enjoyed spotting themselves when the film was screened locally a few days later. The mixed labour force of men, women and children together, and the many shawls and clogs on show, suggests a Lancashire cotton mill, though we've yet to identify either the company or the place.