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Warrington Walking Day Procession (1902)

Fine outfits on display in a Christian procession through Warrington's Bank Park.

Non-Fiction 1902 12 mins Silent


Warrington's annual Walking Day originally began as a Christian 'procession of witness' in 1832, and is part of a similar tradition to the Whit Walk. Processions were a popular subject for filming not only because the decorated floats and costumes made an attractive spectacle, but also because the sheer number of participants all but guaranteed a healthy audience when the film was screened.

In 1920 the Church of England procession and the Roman Catholics came together in a single parade that was a joint proclamation of their Christian faith. The Walking Day remains an annual event, with thousands of enthusiastic participants.