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Scenes of Ashton under Lyne (1901)

Aspects of the Lancashire market town, with policemen, small girls, dogs and passers-by.

Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent


This collection of apparently random 'scenes' begins on the Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall steps (identifiable by its famous Corinthian columns), apparently capturing a civic occasion. Policemen and, later, well-dressed dignitaries stride in formation. In the streets, as passers-by react to the camera, a man can be seen displaying a placard: "THESE PICTURES SHOWN ODDFELLOWS HALL MONDAY NEXT".