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Workers Leaving a Factory in Leyland (c.1900)

Another shift ends in Victorian Lancashire, while children play in the street.

Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent


The factory is unidentified and out of sight, but the men and women form a long stream, leaving no doubt where they've come from. The cobbled street is awash with children, who gather before the camera, mesmerised. One child holds a parasol, another a wooden hoop, though both are too distracted to play. A smartly-dressed showman in bowler hat hands out leaflets advertising the film's screening.