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Wigan Coronation Celebrations and Street Scenes (1902)

Men and boys (and a few girls) mark Edward VII's coronation on the picturesque cobbled streets of central Wigan.

Non-Fiction 1902 5 mins Silent


A rich assortment of transport is on display in this busy Edwardian street, including a hand-pushed cart, elegant horses pulling dainty two-wheel carriages and a much more workaday cart carrying a live cow - not forgetting the imposing steam-powered trams. There's a striking absence of women, though a handful of girls linger among the groups of lads on the look-out for excitement.