History Society: Film Night

Date(s) - 15/11/2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell and Kenyon. 

Unearthed in a cellar on Northgate, and probably the most exciting film discovery of recent times, the films of Blackburn-based Mitchell and Kenyon were commissioned by travelling exhibitors at the dawn of the 20th 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, glimsped at local football matches, leaving work, marching in civic prcessions or enjoying the annual works holidays. Absolutely fascinating and quite moving, we’ll be watching these in the Dog Inn at 7pm.