Electric Edwardians The Films of Mitchell and Kenyon
Probably the most exciting film discovery of recent times, the films of Mitchell and Kenyon were commissioned by travelling exhibitors at the dawn of the twentieth century for screening in town halls, at village fetes or local fairs. Advertised as ‘local films for local people’, the audience paid to see their neighbours, children, family and themselves on the screen, glimpsed at football matches, leaving work, marching in civic processions or enjoying the annual works holidays. A wonderfully entertaining document of the past.

The material on this DVD is taken from 28 hours of footage of scenes of everyday life and represents a cross-section of the subjects covered in the Collection. From factory gates to football matches, the leaving of Liverpool to the leaving of work, the workers on holiday and at play, this material provides an unparalleled opportunity to see the world through the eyes of the working communities of the time. The films of Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon take us on a tour of everyday life of Edwardian Britain.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:25:26 | 6.29 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: English (commentary)
Genre: Documentary, Silent


Youth and Education
· Audley Range School, Blackburn (c.1901)
· Special March Past of the St Joseph’s Scholars and Special Parade of St Matthew’s Pupils, Blackburn (1905)
· Morecambe Church Lads’ Brigade at Drill (1901)
· University Procession on Degree Day, Birmingham (1901)

The Anglo-Boer War
· Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester (1901)
· Lord Roberts’ Visit to Manchester (1901)
· Lieutenant Clive Wilson and the Tranby Croft Party, Hull (1902)
· Opening of the Drill Hall in Accrington by General Baden-Powell (1904)
· A Sneaky Boer (1901)

· Messrs Lumb and Co Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900)
· Pendlebury Colliery (1901)
· 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong’s Elswick Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1900)
· Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901)
· Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
· North Sea Fisheries, North Shields (1901)
· Cunard Vessel at Liverpool (c.1901)

High Days and Holidays
· Whitsuntide Fair at Preston (1906)
· Manchester Band of Hope Procession (1901)
· Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904)
· Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival (1902)
· Dewsbury v Manningham (1902)
· Sedgwick’s Bioscope Show Front (1901)
· The Great Local Derby : Accrington v Church Cricket Match (1902)
· Halifax Catholic Procession (c.1905)
· Burnley v Manchester United (1902)
· Sheffield United v Bury (1902)
· Preston Egg Rolling (c.1901)

People and Places
· Living Wigan (1902)
· Tram Ride into Halifax (1902)
· Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford (1902)
· Jamaica Street, Glasgow (1901)
· Ride on the Tramcar Through Belfast (1901)
· Wexford Bull Ring (1902)
· Manchester Street Scene (1901)
· Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front (1901)

· Optional voiceover commentary by Dr Vanessa Toulmin of the National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield
· Filmed interview with Vanessa Toulmin
· Voiceover introduction by film historian Tom Gunning, read by actor Paul McGann
· 'Featurette' on the restoration work by the BFI National Archive

Easter Eggs:
· Diving Lucy (1903)
· Race for the Muriatti Cup, Manchester (1901)
· Comic Pictures in High Street, West Bromich (1902)
· Royal Proclamation of Death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901)
· Bradford Coronation Procession (1902)

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