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Workforce of Scott & Co. Shipyard, Greenock (1901)

Unruly shipworkers defy direction from Mitchell and Kenyon's showmen partners.

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


Like theatre, this film begins with Scott's huge gate sliding open to disgorge its workers. But what follows is less well-rehearsed... The vain efforts of three well-dressed showmen to direct the crowd make entertaining viewing. One cheeky showman doffs his hat to the camera as he leaves on a cart. Keep an eye out for the young girl rescued just in time to avoid being mown down by a passing cart.