Mitchell & Kenyon - Edwardian Sports

Mitchell & Kenyon - Edwardian Sports
Mitchell & Kenyon - Edwardian Sports

Year

1907

Duration

108 minutes

Genres

Documentary, Period and Historical, Short Films, Silent

Language

English

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You don't need to enjoy sport to appreciate this remarkable window on Britain's past. Compiled from rediscovered silent documentary footage, shot in black and white more than a century ago, it's a fascinating mix of action and crowd scenes that vividly captures some of the sporting and leisure events enjoyed by our Edwardian ancestors. Naturally, football features prominently (including Newcastle v Liverpool in 1901, plus Bradford City's first ever game), while an early 'throwing' storm at Old Trafford demonstrates that cricketing controversy isn't a modern occurrence. Elsewhere, film of athletics championships, cycling races and rugby league are both entertaining and illuminating, giving a far more meaningful picture of ordinary people's lives than any history book could.

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