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Workforce of Brush Electric Co. Falcon Works, Loughborough (1900)
A well-staged exit of workers from a Leicestershire manufacturer for the transport industry.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
Filmed in November 1900, this footage was shown at that month's Loughborough town fair. (On the same trip, Mitchell and Kenyon filmed the Cartwright & Warner hosiery works.) Among the duo's 'factory gate' films, this one stands out for its composition, and for the relatively wealthy, well-dressed, well-behaved male crowd steadily snaking past the gate. Note also the profusion of bicycles.
Most of the factories filmed by Mitchell and Kenyon in the early 1900s are long gone, but the Falcon Works site is still in operation today. It remains in the hands of what is now Brush Electrical Machines Ltd, although the company has passed through many owners since its early 20th century days, and now employs several hundred workers where it once had several thousand.
'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900) 'Hands' Leaving Work at North-Street Mills, Chorley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 3 mins Silent Location: Chorley
Lancashire cotton-workers pile out through the mill gates at dinner time.
20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works (1900) 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 3 mins Silent Location: Elswick
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Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900) Co-operative Wholesale Clothing Factory in Manchester (c.1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Victorian Manchester mill workers enjoy the novelty of a moving picture camera.
Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901) Congregation Leaving St Mary's Church, Dumfries (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Dumfries
Worshippers in their Sunday best file out of the Church.
Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902) Congregation Leaving St Mary's Dominican Church in Cork (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 1 mins Silent
A well-dressed church congregation gathers on the elegant portico.
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Workforce Leaving Cartwright & Warner Hosiery Works, Loughborough (1900) Workforce Leaving Cartwright & Warner Hosiery Works, Loughborough (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Loughborough
Victorian women workers (and a few men) hasten through the gates of the hosiery works after their shift.
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