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Leeds Museum

Series

Series Name
Colour Pictorial

Issue

Issue No.
585
Date Released
10 Mar 1966
Date recorded
4 Feb 1966
Length of issue (in feet)
697
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Leeds Museum
  2. 2Aerial Survey

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 2
Summary
Pathe synopsis: A Victorian street scene comes to life like a studio film set but it’s a living museum where the world of the eighteen-sixties to eighties, laid out in streets and shops, is preserved as it was. In the Kirkstall Abbey Museum, Leeds, see how the apothecary makes his pills the hard way, a tack maker knocks out nails one at a time with an ancient guillotine, an ironmonger’s shop displa ys the latest household aids - manually operated vacuum cleaners, a Victorian ‘washing machine’ and a fiendish medieval-looking torture instrument which turns out to be a crimping iron for the ribbons and pleats of the period. Even the shop sign and paving stones are vintage eighteen-seventies - a model in authenticity.
Keywords
Entertainment and leisure; History and archaeology
Locations
Yorkshire; Leeds; England
Written sources
Pathe Colour Pictorial Lobby Cards   Used for synopsis
Credits:
Commentator
Wilfrid Thomas
Length of story (in feet)
343
Story extras:
Film clip

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