Director: Sagar Mitchell; James Kenyon
UK 1901-1907 | Black & white | 108 mins | Documentary
Avaliable on: DVD
A remarkable selection of sporting highlights from the Mitchell and Kenyon collection. The new DVD brings together some of the earliest surviving films (1901-1907) featuring the titans of professional football, cricket and rugby whilst also rediscovering the corinthian spirit of amateur sport and leisure in Edwardian life. Liverpool, Hull, Kingston Rovers, Everton and Blackburn Rovers feature alongside a swimming gala in North Shields, the AAA championships of 1901 and the Mold Cricket controversy – as early 'chucking' storm with a Australian umpire at its centre. With newly commissioned music by Stephen Horne and Martin Pyne.