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Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)

Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


The lively action more than compensates for this film's grainy images and damaged nitrate stock - although the damage has a strange appeal of its own. The film was shown at an apparently rowdy Bolton New Year Fair: the Bolton Chronicle complained that the festivities “were marred by a vast amount of drunkenness, and unfortunately the gentler sex were not by any means free from the taint.”