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Children Leaving Tyldesley Catholic School, Lodge Road (1901)

Edwardian boys and girls leave school, shuffled along by their earnest teachers.

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


This is textbook Mitchell & Kenyon 'crowd' filmmaking in two shots: carefully staged pomp giving way to genial chaos. The long opening take elegantly frames the kids trudging the pavement past the camera, with a wall as background. Then, with his remaining film-stock, the operator turns his camera to face the kids and takes a shorter shot, now encouraging cheery waves and general larking about.