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Workers Leaving a Factory in Wigan (1902)

Well-heeled Edwardian workers head home after work.

Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent


These smartly-dressed employees with their bowler hats and pocket watches are far from typical subjects for a 'factory gate' film. They tell us that the work was probably clerical or managerial, but although we know the film was shot in August 1902, so far we're left guessing what the company was. The leaflets being handed out advertise a film screening at Wigan Public Hall a few days later.