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Market Square

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Market Square circa 1900 to 1910
Photo: Keith Bowen
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Item #: 10147
I used the same television programme that I took the Wallgate photo from to take this still photo of the Market Square, similar date 1900 to 1910.

Comment by: Keith Bowen on 27th March 2009 at 16:43

Sorry, I meant to say Market Place.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 27th March 2009 at 18:37

How do you take a still from a TV programme????? You must be a bit of a computer Whizz Kid <g>

Comment by: Keith Bowen on 27th March 2009 at 19:18

Hi Ron. Using Sky+, record programme, pause at suitable moment, then take a digital photo. Very simple really.

Comment by: Joan Beckett(Wilding) on 28th March 2009 at 08:03

What tv programme would this be

Comment by: Keith Bowen on 6th April 2009 at 09:11

Hi Joan, the programme was on BBC 4 and was all about the early films of Mitchell and Kenyon who were based in Blackburn but who made a living by filming, usually in large industrial areas such as Wigan and encouraged the population to then go along to their local cinema to watch themselves and their friends on the big screen.

Comment by: Duncan on 10th March 2011 at 10:29

Joan, the Mitchell & Kenyon films are available on DVD or were a few years ago.

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