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Visit of Sir George Cotton at Accrington (1902)

A small crowd greets a local Conservative parliamentary candidate at Accrington station.

Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent


It's rare to see a Mitchell & Kenyon film where the majority of people's backs are to the camera, which is usually the main attraction. Sir George Cotton made his name, appropriately enough, as a textile mill owner in India. Back in England he was chosen as the Conservative candidate for Accrington, helping explain the well-to-do crowd greeting him here. He died in 1905, before an election.