Documentary 12min

Warrington Walking Day Procession (1902)

Original title: Mitchell and Kenyon 376 Warrington Walking Day Procession
Fine outfits on display in a Christian procession through Warrington's Bank Park.
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Facts
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Titles
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 376 Warrington Protestants
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 377 Warrington Protestants No. 2
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 378 Warrington Protestants No. 3
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 379 Warrington Protestants No. 4
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 380 Warrington Protestants No. 5
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 375 Warrington Catholic Procession No. 2
(Original) Mitchell and Kenyon 376 Warrington Walking Day Procession
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Distribution
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Actuality Film Black and White Catholic Church Church of England People Procession Short Silent Film Walking Day
Descriptions

Warrington's annual Walking Day originally began as a Christian 'procession of witness' in 1832, and is part of a similar tradition to the Whit Walk. Processions were a popular subject for filming not only because the decorated floats and costumes made an attractive spectacle, but also because the sheer number of participants all but guaranteed a healthy audience when the film was screened.

In 1920 the Church of England procession and the Roman Catholics came together in a single parade that was a joint proclamation of their Christian faith. The Walking Day remains an annual event, with thousands of enthusiastic participants.

Source: BFI


Scenes at a church procession in Warrington. (Synopsis) M&K 376: Replacement title (0.07). This may be a continuation of Mitchell and Kenyon 375: Warrington Catholic Procession No. 2. Children and adults parade past the camera right to left. Some of the groups are separated by a boy carrying a sign with a large number on it. A hedge is in the background. Girls, dressed in white, follow a banner on which the word Warrington is just discernible. The girls are followed by women, and a group of men, then boys; many of the boys carry flags and religious banners, one of which reads `God is Love'. Aboy carries a sign with the No 9 on it followed by a group of girls and women then boys and young men. The sign number 10 is seen followed by more children and adults (1.42). Sign No.11 a teacher leads children - some carry banners (no words seen) (2.32mins). Note: This procession is continued in Mitchell and Kenyon 378: Warrington Protestants No. 3 in which a garland featuring the cipher of ER suggests Edward VII and therefore will date the film as after 1901. (Shotlist) M&K 377: Replacement title (0.07). This may be continuation of Mitchell and Kenyon 376: Warrington Protestants. Children and adults parade past the camera right to left. Some of the groups are separated by a boy carrying a sign with a large number on it. A hedge is in the background. Banner with `Warrington Mission God bless our Sunday School' followed by children, some carrying flags. Sign for no. 15 followed by young men and a brass band and an Australian flag and large group of women. (1.02). A garlanded posy and a garland with the letter `E'. Sign no. 16 and parade of girls. Sign for no. 18 and band carrying their instruments rather than playing (2.12). (Shotlist) M&K 378: Replacement title (0.07). This may be a continuation of Mitchell and Kenyon 377: Warrington Protestants No. 2. Children and adults parade past the camera right to left. Some of the groups are separated by a boy carrying a sign with a large number on it. A hedge is in the background. Girls pass the camera followed by garlands and a garland of a crown and a garland with the cipher `ER' (0.38). This is followed by some boys and a group of women and banners `Live to Learn' and `God is Love' as well as more Union flags. Jump. Sign for No. 23 boy cadets (?) in uniform, women with union flags and girls pass the camera (2.29). (Shotlist) M&K 379: Replacement title (0.07). This is a continuation of Mitchell and Kenyon 378: Warrington Protestants No. 3. Children and adults parade past the camera right to left. Some of the groups are separated by a boy carrying a sign with a large number on it. A hedge is in the background. A policeman flanked by two soldiers (colonial troops?) march in front of sign with no. 24, followed by a marching boys band and religious banners. Followed by a group of girls with white shawls. Sign for No 25, boys band and adults follow. More boys, in velvet suits and carrying Union flags, followed by girls (1.19). Jump. Group pose for camera (at same spot) ready to be given the signal to march. At the head of the group is a boy and girl dressed in crowns and royal robes. This is followed by more girls with banners and flags (1.46). (Shotlist) M&K 380: Replacement title (0.07). This is a continuation of Mitchell and Kenyon 379 Warrington Protestants No. 4. Children and adults parade past the camera right to left. Some of the groups are separated by a boy carrying a sign with a large number on it. A hedge is in the background. Sign for No 29 followed by boy cadet band and cadets carrying guns. A group of girls some with banners God is Love . Sign for No 31 followed by a marching adult band and men. A garland followed by women. Boys with wooden rifles and a float representing a ship pulled by boys dressed as sailors (1.52mins). (Shotlist) Replacement title (0.07). This may be a continuation of Mitchell and Kenyon 374: Warrington. Children, most dressed in white, parade past camera right to left. A large hedge is in the background. The first group of children carry a large placard tethered with garlanded ribbons, they are followed by similar groups of children with garlanded arches, crosses and banners All the banners carry a religious symbols or images of a saint (1.46mins). (Shotlist)

M&K 376,377,378,379, 380, 375 are all elements of the one film.

Source: BFI

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